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(Issue 51, Dec 21 - 27, 2009)

REVIEW OF BANKING SECTOR
QUALITY OF ASSETS IMPROVING
BANKING SECTOR GROWING AT A SLOWER PACE
IMPORTANCE OF ENERGY SECURITY IN THE GREAT GEOPOLITICAL GAME 
DEBT SETTLEMENT OF DUBAI WORLD BRINGS RELIEF TO PAK BANKS
INTERVIEW WITH GROUP EXECUTIVE COMMERCIAL BANKING, KASB BANK 
SHRINKING SPACE FOR SMALL BANKS
ISLAMIC BANKING: SBP'S FORECAST AND ACTUAL PERFORMANCE AT ODDS 
INDUSTRIAL SICKNESS BEING TRANSFERRED TO FINANCIAL SECTOR
STAGNANCY IN GROWTH OF DEPOSITS
SECURITY RISKS TO BANKING IN BALOCHISTAN
HIGH BANK SPREAD IMPINGES ON ECONOMIC GROWTH
EVOLUTION OF PAKISTAN'S BANKING INDUSTRY

(Issue 50, Dec 14 - 20, 2009)

ECONOMIC DOWNTURN TAKES A TOLL ON PERFORMANCE
LIFE INSURANCE BUSINESS 
'EXPORTS CAN CROSS $100B TARGET IN NEXT TEN YEARS' 
INSURANCE - A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT 
SAIFUDDIN ZOOMKAWALA, MANAGING DIRECTOR EFU GENERAL INSURANCE LTD.
OIL COMPANIES EYE IRAQ'S MULTIBILLION-BARREL PRIZE
LEASING GROWTH HAMPERED BY LIQUIDITY PROBLEM
DEVELOPMENT OF INSURANCE SECTOR IN BALOCHISTAN: ISSUES & CONSTRAINTS
TERRORISM INSURANCE 
PAKISTAN'S LOW PREMIUM-TO-GDP RATIO
NBFCS - FAST BECOMING EXTINCT
ADAMJEE INSURANCE OUTSHINED IN 6TH ASIAN BUFFALO CONGRESS 2009 
UNIVERSAL INSURANCE COMPANY
SHAHEEN INSURANCE COMPANY LTD. 

(Issue 49, Dec 07 - 13, 2009)

CAN TEXTILE POLICY REALIZE U$25BN EXPORT? 
WORSENING LAW & ORDER SITUATION A THREAT TO EXPORTS 
'ROAD TO EXPORT TARGET DILAPIDATED'
PETROLEUM PRICE HIKE TO SQUEEZE EXPORTS
IRAN'S NUCLEAR AMBITIONS HIGHLIGHT KAZAKHSTAN'S URANIUM POTENTIAL 
WILL RICE EXPORTS CROSS $2BN MARK?
EXPORT-LED GROWTH
INTEREST RATE CUT BRINGS NO RELIEF TO EXPORT-ORIENTED INDUSTRY 
MARKET ACCESS WITHOUT EXPORT SURPLUS MEANINGLESS 
HIGH INTEREST RATE'S EFFECTS ON EXPORTS
MANPOWER EXPORT
RECORDING UNRECORDED IT EXPORTS' REVENUE
EXPORTS TARGET WILL BE DIFFICULT TO BE ACHIEVED: EXPORTERS

(Issue 48, Nov 30 - Dec 06, 2009)

ARE WE READY TO DO SOMETHING OR LET THE NATURE DECIDE OUR FATE? 
FOOD SECURITY AND FOOD INFLATION
TAPPING WHEAT YIELD POTENTIAL IN BALOCHISTAN 
TACKLING FOOD SHORTAGE, FOOD INFLATION
REASONS OF FOOD PRICE HIKE 
HAS PEOPLE-CENTRIC GOVERNMENT BROUGHT RELIEF FOR MASSES?
FOOD SECURITY
DEVELOPMENT OF FRUIT FARMS IN BALOCHISTAN
FOOD PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
FLOURISHING LIVESTOCK ECONOMY 
CSF ROADMAP FOR INCREASING FISH EXPORTS
SUGAR INDUSTRY - DRIVING FORCE OF THE RURAL ECONOMY
UPLIFTING FARMING COMMUNITY 
PUNJAB FOR EDUCATING DAIRY FARMERS ABOUT VALUE ADDITION
THE ECONOMY OF DAIRY FARMING IN PAKISTAN 
INTEREST RATE DOWN FROM 13 TO 12.5 PERCENT 
WHITE REVOLUTION - HIGHWAY TO FOOD SECURITY

(Issue 47, Nov 23 - 29, 2009)

SERVICES SECTOR PROPS UP GDP GROWTH
GDP UNDER PRESSURE
IS MONETARY TIGHTENING JUSTIFIED IN PAKISTAN? 
MICROFINANCE CAN SPUR GROWTH
MACROECONOMIC STABILITY TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER GROWTH 
INTEREST RATE CUT A PREREQUISITE TO ENHANCE PRODUCTIVITY 
RISE IN POWER TARIFF REQUIEM FOR MANUFACTURING UNITS 
GROWTH'S DESTRUCTIVE HIGH INTEREST RATE REGIME
TIME TO REDUCE THE DISCOUNT RATE
EASING INFLATION MAY ALLOW 50-100 BPS CUT
DOES HIGHER INTEREST RATE REALLY HELP CONTAINING INFLATION?
IMF PROJECTS TWO PC GROWTH
THE GREAT GEOPOLITICAL BATTLE OVER ENERGY TRANSIT ROUTES

(Issue 46, Nov 16 - 22, 2009)

DUBAI - THE JEWEL OF THE MIDDLE EAST 
DUBAI: SHINING JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF WORLD SPORTS 
FUNDAMENTALS HAVE STARTED MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
DUBAI TURNING INTO THE CITY OF FUTURE
AL-SHAYMAA IN PAKISTAN
BANK ALFALAH, UBL PLAY VITAL ROLE IN PAKISTAN'S FINANCIAL SECTOR
INTERVIEW: ADIL AL GHAITH VICE PRESIDENT PAKISTAN & AFGHANISTAN, EMIRATES AIRLINE
INTERVIEW: AMER KHAN COUNTRY MANAGER ETIHAD AIRWAYS
PAK-UAE TIES
GROWING UAE-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP
ECONOMIC TIES WITH UAE
DUBAI KNOWLEDGE VILLAGE
DUBAI - ECONOMIC TURNAROUND IN SIGHT? 
GWADAR FORESEEN AS THE FUTURE DUBAI OF SUBCONTINENT
Q&A: DR. DIA MALAEB CEO EMAAR PAKISTAN

(Issue 45, Nov  09 - 15, 2009)

FUDGED LITERACY RATE
INTERVIEW: SEEMA MUGHAL VICE CHANCELLOR GREENWICH UNIVERSITY
JOB CREATION THROUGH IT SECTOR
ECONOMIC UTILITY OF IT EDUCATION
AGRICULTURE EDUCATION 
EDUCATION POLICY 2009
INTERVIEW WITH NUML REGIONAL DIRECTOR  
LET MADRASAS PLAY THEIR ROLE 
INTERVIEW: PROF. DR. SHAFIQ-UR-REHMAN 
HI-TECH EDUCATION TO SPECIAL PERSONS
COMBATING EDUCATIONAL BACKWARDNESS IN BALOCHISTAN
ARE SCHOOLS FOSTERING CRITICAL THINKING?  
PAKISTAN: TOWARDS EDUCATIONAL BREAK THROUGH
SECURITY OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS A MAJOR SOURCE OF CONCERN

(Issue 44, Nov 02 - 08, 2009)

STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME ENERGY SHORTFALL
SEESAW OIL PRICES BUILD UP PRESSURE
POWER DEFICIT
INTERVIEW - KHALID MANSOOR CEO ENGRO POWERGEN 
REPLACING EXPENSIVE OIL-FIRED POWER GENERATION
ENERGY OUTAGES TO RETARD GDP GROWTH
SSGC PLEADS FOR TARIFF INCREASE
HOW MUCH TO PRODUCE AND HOW TO PRODUCE?
ENERGY CRISIS COST THE ECONOMY OVER $8BN
MOUNTING GAS SCARCITY
PAKISTAN - ENERGY INEFFICIENT
EXPLOITING BALOCHISTAN ENERGY RESOURCES
HYDROPOWER POTENTIAL IN PAKISTAN
ENERGY SOURCES
IMPLICATIONS OF HIGH OIL PRICES
PORT QASIM AUTHORITY

(Issue 43, Oct 26 - Nov 01, 2009)

HIGH FINANCIAL COST
INTERVIEW: SAEED AZIZ KHAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ASKARI INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD.
BANKS AND ECONOMY MOVE IN TANDEM
CREDITS AND THE ECONOMY
INTERVIEW WITH CHAIRMAN SONERI BANK
PROCESS REENGINEERING AT THE TIME OF UNCERTAINTY
INTEREST RATE ISSUE
INTERVIEW: ATIF SALIM MALIK, HEAD MSBS JSBL
NPLS IMPEDE BANKING GROWTH
EXCESSIVE FINANCIAL INNOVATION & DEREGULATION LED TO GLOBAL FINANCIAL MELTDOWN
FINANCIAL INCLUSION OF RURAL ECONOMY
COMPETITIVE PRICES AND QUALITY PRODUCTS ACCELERATE EXPORTS
BANKING SYSTEM SHOWS RESILIENCE
BANK LOAN - A BOON OR A BANE

(Issue 42, Oct 19 - 25, 2009)

PORT QASIM'S ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
TEXTILE CITY - A DREAM PROJECT
OPERATIONAL INDUSTRIES AT PORT QASIM
SIGNIFICANCE OF PORT QASIM
PORT QASIM: A WORLD-CLASS INDUSTRIAL CITY IN THE MAKING
P&G ANNOUNCES $100M INVESTMENT AT PQA
FULLY OPERATIONAL GWADAR PORT REMAINS A DREAM
ERA OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
SLOW-MOVING DEVELOPMENTS OF INDUSTRIAL ZONES
QASIM INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL
PORT QASIM

(Issue 41, Oct 12 - 18, 2009)

DOLLAR VERSUS PAK RUPEE
PROPOSED EUROBOND GIVES A HOPE OF RECOVERY OF BUSINESS AS USUAL
INTERVIEW: RASHID NASEER KHAN PRESIDENT & CEO MOBILINK 
DOLLAR GETTING TOUGH TIMES FROM RISING EURO
DOLLAR APPRECIATION AUGURS INFLATION 
DECLINE IN FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN TOURISM 
PKR DEVALUATION TO SLOW DOWN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES 
STEEP DECLINE IN RUPEE VALUE
WORKERS' REMITTANCES HOLD THE FORT
RUPEE - DOLLAR PARITY
CONTINUOUS APPRECIATION IN US DOLLAR VALUE AGAINST PAKISTANI RUPEE
EXCHANGE RATE AND POWER TARIFF
SUNRISE CAPITAL STARTS ITS OPERATION

(Issue 40, Oct 05 - 11, 2009)

PAKISTAN AT THE CROSSROADS
CRICKET UNCERTAINTIES STAND BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND ICC TROPHY
TELECOM EXPLOSION
INCREASE IN REVENUE FROM TELECOM SECTOR
INTERVIEW WITH WARID CFO
RISING PROFITS OF PTCL
TELECOM SECTOR REVIEW
IT EDUCATION
PAK TELECOM SECTOR GROWING AT A RAPID PACE
SLOWDOWN IN TELECOM GROWTH
BRINGING BALOCHISTAN IN DIGITAL ERA
BUSINESS EDUCATION AS A CAREER CHOICE
PUNJAB, NCOMPUTING SIGN MOU
IT IN THE WORLD
FROM MONOPOLY TO LAISSEZ-FAIRE

(Issue 38-39,Sep 21 - Oct 04, 2009)

SHORTFALLS AND SOLUTIONS
WHY LOAD SHEDDING?
ELECTRICITY AND PETROLEUM PRICES
LONG-TERM MEASURES ARE NOT LOST SIGHT OF
IS RENTAL POWER ONLY VIABLE OPTION TO END SHORTFALL?
RENTAL POWER PROJECTS: PROS AND CONS
IMPORTANCE OF ALTERNATIVE RENEWABLE ENERGY
ENQUIRING LOGIC IN TARIFF INCREMENT DEMAND
3,161 MW LIKELY TO BE ADDED BY DECEMBER
DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY
SNAGS IN IP GAS PIPELINE PROJECT
POWER GENERATION IN THE WORLD
CAPTIVE VERSUS INDEPENDENT POWER PLANTS
EXPLOITING BALOCHISTAN GAS POTENTIAL TO OVERCOME ENERGY SHORTAGE

(Issue 37, Sep 14 - 20, 2009)

HAVE THE INDUSTRY DYNAMICS REALLY CHANGED?
PAKISTAN'S AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IN RETROSPECTION
AUTOMOBILE IS MOTHER OF INDUSTRIES
AUTO FINANCING CAN REVITALIZE MOMENTUM
AUTO VENDING COMPANIES NEED STIMULUS
RECOVERY SEEMS TO BE A LONG PROCESS
CAR LEASING WITNESSES DOWNWARD TREND
DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IN BALOCHISTAN: ISSUES & CONSTRAINTS
IMPORT POLICY ORDER 2009
AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
SALES DECLINE TAKE TOLL ON OTHER SECTORS
AUTOMOBILE SECTOR OF PAKISTAN
MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTION DOWN 14% IN FY09
PLUM QINGQI MOTORS LTD., FOR BETTER LIFE
INTRODUCTION OF CNG BUSES IN PAKISTAN- TOWARD NATIONAL PROSPERITY

(Issue 36, Sep 07 - 13, 2009)

CONSENSUS STALEMATE TO IGNITE BICKERING
DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES - A BONE OF CONTENTION
JUDICIOUS DISTRIBUTION OF NATIONAL RESOURCES
PUNJAB FOR REVIEW OF DISTRIBUTION FORMULA
SINDH DESERVES BETTER TREATMENT
SINDH FOR DISTRIBUTION ON MULTIPLE CRITERIA
NFC AWARD - A MATTER OF DEBATE
NEXT NFC AWARD CAN HELP PACIFYING THE SITUATION IN BALOCHISTAN
BALOCHISTAN FOR DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES ON MULTIPLE CRITERIA
GST - A PROVINCIAL SUBJECT?
IMPROVING RECOVERY OF AGRICULTURE TAX

(Issue 35, Aug 31 - Sep 06, 2009)

HARNESSING UNTAPPED POTENTIAL IN DAIRY FARMING
CHANGING HABITS OF CONSUMERS 
WHAT DOES CASH AND CARRY OFFER TO LOW-INCOME GROUP?
INTERVIEW: S. M. MUNEER
CASH & CARRY
NEED TO EXPLOIT DAIRY POTENTIAL
PROMOTING ORGANIZED CATTLE FARMING IN BALOCHISTAN
LACK OF FINANCE HAMPERS DAIRY SECTOR'S PROGRESS
EXPORT POTENTIALS IN DAIRY SECTOR
POTENTIAL OF DAIRY FARMING IN PAKISTAN
ENHANCING DAIRY PRODUCTION IN BALOCHISTAN
LIVESTOCK SUPPLEMENTS INCOME OF FARMERS 
ROLE OF LIVESTOCK IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SINDH LAUNCHES SCHEMES FOR FISHERIES SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

(Issue 34, Aug 24 - 30, 2009)

BANKING SECTOR AND CREDIT CONTRACTION
INVESTMENT PROSPECTS
HOW TO AVOID ADVERSE IMPACT OF DEPRECIATING RUPEE?
'SILKBANK WILL BE IN TOP THREE WITHIN NEXT THREE YEARS'
SLIDING INTEREST RATE & THE ECONOMY
BANKS HAVE TO BE MORE EFFICIENT FOR BOOSTING REMITTANCES
WHAT IS DRAINING LIQUIDITY FROM THE BANKING SYSTEM?
BRANCHLESS & E-BANKING TAKING ROOTS
ONLINE BANKING IN PAKISTAN
BANKING SYSTEM UNDER CONSOLIDATION
NPLS IMPERIL THE FINANCIAL SECTOR 
DISCOUNT RATE CUT A PEANUT
A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MCB-RBS DEAL
BANKING SECTOR IMPACTS PAKISTAN'S ECONOMY
CITI-PPAF MICRO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS IN NOV
BANKING SECTOR REMAINS RESILIENT
LOCAL PRIVATE BANKS ACCUMULATE HIGHEST NPLS
IMPROVING THE ROLE OF BANKS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BALOCHISTAN
PRESIDENT NBP FORESEES ECONOMIC TURNAROUND

(Issue 33, Aug 17 - 23, 2009)

INDEPENDENCE DAY
RISKS TO NATIONAL COHESION
PLIGHT OF FARMERS 
GROWING DEBTS 
MINISTER FOR CHARTER OF ECONOMIC GROWTH
INTERVIEW WITH A SENIOR POLITICAL ACTIVIST
INTEREST RATE CUT BY 100BPS TO 13PC
EDUCATION IMPERATIVE FOR INDEPENDENCE
STRUGGLES FOR SURVIVAL, INDEPENDENCE CHARACTERISES HISTORY OF PAKISTAN
EDUCATION SYSTEM DEVOID OF NATION BUILDING OBJECTIVES
ROLE OF MEDIA BEFORE & AFTER INDEPENDENCE?
FREEDOM OF THOUGHT
STREET CRIMES HAUNT LAHORE, KARACHI
VOICES OF SEPARATISM BEING HEARD IN BALOCHISTAN
WHAT TO CELEBRATE?
GROWING POPULATION AND POVERTY 

(Issue 32, Aug 10 - 16, 2009)

AN ORDINARY PIECE OF PATCHWORK 
PRODUCING EXPORTABLE SURPLUS
EXPORT PROMOTION IS THE FOCUS OF TRADE POLICY
TRADE POLICY - AN OVERVIEW
REGIONAL TRADE GROWTH DEPENDS ON NORMAL INDO-PAK RELATION
GOVT LOWERS THE BENCHMARK TO CLAIM SUCCESS 
TRADE DEFICIT GOES DOWN 
INCREASING EXPORTS THROUGH TRADE SHOWS
WILL THE NEW TRADE POLICY WORK?
IMF RELEASES $1.2 BILLION TRANCHE  
TARGETS IN TRADE POLICY ARE ACHIEVABLE
SUSPENSION OF BORDER TRADE BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND IRAN
TRADE POLICY WITHOUT FOLLOW-UPS

(Issue 31, Aug 03 - 09, 2009)

ECONOMIC GROWTH CURBED BY MILITANCY
ECONOMIC LOSSES RUN INTO TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS
WIDESPREAD IMPACT OF DISTURBED LAW & ORDER
SECURITY RISKS TO BALOCHISTAN DEVELOPMENT PROCESS 
PAK ECONOMY VICTIM OF DETERIORATING LAW AND ORDER
PRIVATE SECURITY ON GUARD
LAW AND ORDER PROBLEM SUPPRESSES BALOCHISTAN'S LATENT INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
TIGHT GAS RESERVOIRS - AN UNCONVENTIONAL NATURAL ENERGY SOURCE

(Issue 30, July 27 - Aug 02, 2009)

REDEFINING THE EDUCATION PRIORITIES 
DECLINING STANDARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION 
INTERVIEW WITH VICE CHANCELLOR SINDH UNIVERSITY
SIGNIFICANCE OF BASIC EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES LAHORE FOCUSING ON RESEARCH
IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION FOR BALOCHISTAN
EDUCATION: KEY TO STABILITY
PRESTON UNIVERSITY
LOPSIDED PRIORITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
IMPROVING COMPUTER LITERACY
ADDRESSING THE ISSUES IN BALOCHISTAN EDUCATION SECTOR
PUNJAB GOVT INITIATIVES FOR IMPROVING EDUCATION SECTOR 
INTERVIEW
HIGHER EDUCATION AND STABILITIES
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS EXECUTIVES 2007

(Issue 29, July 20 - 26, 2009)

ECONOMY REELING UNDER IMF'S HARSH CONDITIONS
HIGH INTEREST RATE IMPAIRS PAKISTAN'S ECONOMY 
IMF LOAN - BAILOUT OR BLOWOUT 
NPLS IMPLICATIONS
NPLS AFFECT BANKS' PROFITABILITY
NPLS: TOXIC ASSETS OF BANKING INDUSTRY
INSOLVENCY LAW TO REVIVE INDUSTRIAL GROWTH
INTEREST RATE OUTLOOK
SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT JS BANK TALKS ABOUT CORPORATE BANKING  

(Issue 28, July 13 - 19, 2009)

WAPDA - AN OVERVIEW OF GENERATION CAPACITY, TARIFF, & PERFORMANCE
TARIFF HIKE TOLLS
HIGH ELECTRICITY & PETROLEUM PRICES HAMPER ECONOMIC GROWTH
USE OF ELECTRICITY GENERATORS INDICATE OPPORTUNITY FOR INVESTORS  
LINE LOSS - IS IT A DISTRIBUTION FAULT?
POWER THEFT IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT INTERNAL PUBLIC CONNIVANCE
TUWARIQI STEEL MILLS - A PRESTIGIOUS ADDITION TO THE STEEL INDUSTRY
BREAKDOWN OF MANGLA DAM
A GREAT RECESSION, NOT A GREAT DEPRESSION 
INCREASING SHARE OF BALOCHISTAN'S COAL IN ENERGY MIX 
POWER SUPPLY FROM IRAN FOR BALOCHISTAN
POWER CRISIS WORSENING
E-WASTE DISPOSED OF IN PAKISTAN
USING SOLAR THERMAL DEVICES FOR POWER GENERATION IN BALOCHISTAN
IS SELF-RELIANT ELECTRICITY GENERATION BY COMPANIES POSSIBLE?
MAKING PROGRESS POSSIBLE
PROFILE OF PROFESSOR DR. ANWAR ALI SHAH G.SYED 

(Issue 27, July 06 - 12, 2009)

INVESTMENT ON ROADS, FLYOVERS, UNDERPASSES OPTIMIZE ENERGY
CDGK'S HISTORIC ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT OF KARACHI
KARACHI'S IMPORTANCE IN ECONOMIC GROWTH
CITY GOVERNMENT FOR UNITY OF COMMAND 
KARACHI MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM
HANGING FATE OF LYARI EXPRESSWAY
SSUET'S ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CDGK NEEDS REGULAR FLOW OF FUNDS
KARACHI, GATEWAY TO PAKISTAN'S EXPORTS-IMPORTS 

(Issue 26, June 29 - July 5, 2009)

UPLIFTING OF PAKISTAN 
ISLAMIC FINANCE-OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN CHALLENGES
ISLAMIC BANKING LEAST AFFECTED BY THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MELTDOWN
INTERVIEW WITH PERVEZ SAID
ISLAMIC BANKS' PERFORMANCE REMAINED BETTER THAN CONVENTIONAL BANKS
FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF ISLAMIC BANKS
ISLAMIC BANKING INDUSTRY
INTERVIEW: CEO & DIRECTOR PAK-QATAR TAKAFUL 
TAKAFUL IN PAKISTAN
MODARABA- A UNIQUE BUSINESS MODEL 
MODARABAS HOLD POTENTIAL TO ISLAMIZE THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM
PROMOTING ISLAMIC BANKING & TAKAFUL IN BALOCHISTAN
MUTUAL FUNDS INDUSTRY IN ITS INFANCY
ISLAMIC INJUNCTIONS AGAINST USURY (RIBA)

(Issue 25, June 22 - 28, 2009)

BUDGET-NO BREATHER FOR THE POOR
BUDGET FY10: "A BUDGET FOR A WAR ECONOMY"
BUDGET ANOMALIES-A BOLT FROM THE BLUE
BUDGET-MAKING ON UNCERTAIN RESOURCES
IMPLICATIONS AND REPERCUSSIONS OF FEDERAL BUDGET
PRO-RURAL DEVELOPMENT SINDH BUDGET
PUNJAB BUDGET 2009-10 
A GREAT RECESSION, NOT A GREAT DEPRESSION
BUDGET FY10 AND STOCK MARKET
BUDGET 2009-10-AN OVERVIEW OF PROSPECTS
TRYING TO CHASE UNREALISTIC TARGETS
A LISTLESS BUDGET
BUDGET UNVEILS SECURITY CONCERNS 
A SPELL OF DEFICIT BUDGETS
IS 3.3 PERCENT FY10 GROWTH TARGET ACHIEVABLE?
ALMOST ALL TARGETS SET FOR FY09 MISSED
AMBITIOUS REVENUE TARGETS IN BUDGET 2009-10
NO INCOME TAX ON AGRICULTURE IN BUDGET 2009-10 
BUDGET 2009-10 OFFERS NOTHING TO POOR 

(Issue 24, June 15 - 21, 2009)

EXPORT POTENTIAL OF FOOD PRODUCTS
LACK OF INTERNATIONAL FOOD CHAINS IN BALOCHISTAN
FAST FOOD FRANCHISES
AGRICULTURE EXHIBITS SUSTAINED GROWTH
MAJOR CROPS REGISTER AN IMPRESSIVE GROWTH
AGRICULTURE-STILL A NEGLECTED SECTOR
NEW DAMS VITAL FOR SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF FOODS  
WITHDRAWAL OF SUBSIDIES AND HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFFS
MEETING GROWING DEMAND OF EDIBLE OIL 
INCREASING EXPORTS OF FRUITS, WOOL, HIDES AND MILK FROM BALOCHISTAN
PASTEURIZED MILK OFFERS PRICE ADVANTAGE
AGRICULTURE SECTOR
AGRO FOOD PRODUCTS OF PAKISTAN

(Issue 23, June 8 - 14, 2009)

INVESTMENT IN IT IMPERATIVE FOR GROWTH
BAD EXPERIENCES OF PRIVATIZATIONS
HIGH PROFITS ATTRACTING INVESTMENT FROM ALL CORNERS
INVESTMENT CLIMATE AT FY10 INCEPTION
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN BANKING SECTOR 
BANKING SECTOR REMAINS UNDER PRESSURE
GOVERNMENT EXPECTS $10BN FOREIGN INVESTMENT
COME OUT OF STATE OF IGNORANCE
HIGH SPREAD AVERTS CREDIT RISK ON BANKS' PROFITABILITY  
SHARES ISSUE PRIVATIZATION - A VIABLE OPTION TO AVERT MALFUNCTION 
FOREIGN INVESTMENT DOUBLE WHAMMY: INSECURITY AND POLITICAL INSTABILITY 
BANKS EARNING PROFITS DESPITE RISING BED DEBTS
INVESTMENT CLIMATE IN BALOCHISTAN
TINKERING WITH TAXATION
INVESTMENTS FACE PERIL OF UNCERTAINTY

(Issue 22, June 1 - 7, 2009)

LOWER CONSUMER SPENDING DAMPENS ECONOMY 
A ROAD TO DEVELOPMENT OR DEAD-END 
CONSUMER FINANCING PLAYS VITAL ROLE IN ECONOMIC GROWTH  
CREDIT CARD HOUSE OF CARDS READY TO FALL  
HANDLING MASS RECORDS IN CONSUMER BANKING
NEED TO REVISIT CONSUMER FINANCING POLICIES
LACKLUSTER DFIS, NBFCS GIVE BANKS WORK-OVERLOADS
WRITING OFF LOANS OF FARMERS
ADB SIGNS TRADE-FINANCING AGREEMENT WITH FIVE PAK BANKS  
LOW FINANCIAL ACCESS OF WOMEN, MICRO ENTERPRISES
SLOWDOWN IN CONSUMER FINANCING 

(Issue 21, May 25 - 31, 2009)

FEDERAL BUDGET 2009-10 - PEOPLE SEEKING BAILOUT
STREAMLINING THE FAULTY TAX REGIME
OICCI RECOMMENDS BROADENING THE TAX BASE
EXPECTATIONS OF FINANCIAL SECTOR
BUDGET 2009-10 A CHALLENGING JOB AHEAD
MAKING FINANCIAL SECTOR VIBRANT
BUDGET 2009-10
AGRICULTURE VIS-‡-VIS NEXT BUDGET
BUDGET 2009-10 MAY FOCUS ON TAX REFORMS 
LIMITATIONS OF BUDGET 2009-10
FEDERAL BUDGET 2009-2010
PRE-BUDGET DIFFICULTIES FOR BALOCHISTAN
AN IMF-DICTATED BUDGET
FEDERAL BUDGET 2009-2010  
PEOPLE ARE HOPELESS OF RELIEFS IN NEXT BUDGET 

(Issue 20, May 18 - 24, 2009)

WAYS TO VITALIZE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
TELECOM SECTOR ATTRACTED ABOUT US$10 BN IN THREE YEARS: CHAIRMAN PTA
TELECOMMUNICATION STABILIZING AFTER BOOMING
HIGH TAXATION ON CELL IMPORTS ENCOURAGES SMUGGLING
IT & TELECOM - DEMONSTRATING PERSISTENT GROWTH 
PROTECTING CHILDREN IN CYBERSPACE 
CONSTRAINTS IN DEVELOPING IT INDUSTRY IN BALOCHISTAN  
MAP CORPORATE EXCELLENCE AWARDS  
PAKISTAN'S IT INDUSTRY GROWING STEADILY
PROMOTING TELECOM SERVICES IN BALOCHISTAN  
IT OPENING NEW VISTAS
THE BOOM IN MOBILE PHONE SECTOR IS PERHAPS OVER
WINDOWS 7- SEPARATING REALITY FROM MYTH!
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CHANGING THE LIFE STYLE
PTCL EXPANDS BROADBAND OPERATION 

(Issue 17-18, Apr 27 - May 10, 2009)

SIGNIFICANCE OF HUMAN CAPITAL FOR A THRIVING NATION
BRINGING RADICAL CHANGES IN EDUCATION POLICY
PIA SUFFERS CUMULATIVE LOSSES OF RS72 B IN FIVE YEARS THE ELITE ONLY GET RAISE EVERY YEAR
HRD A NEGLECTED AREA IN PAKISTAN
CENTRALIZING TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN SINDH
WORLD BANK LAUDS PUNJAB EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
CAPITALIZING ON HUMAN CAPITAL IN BALOCHISTAN
DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION THWARTS HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IS THE WAY FOR NATION BUILDING
IMPORTANCE OF SMES IN EMPLOYMENT GENERATION
FACTORS FOR BOOSTING EMPLOYEES PRODUCTIVITY
SINDH'S PRE-BUDGET SEMINAR HELD

(Issue 16, Apr 20 - 26, 2009)

WILD EARNINGS OF BANKS IN SAGGING ECONOMY
BANKING SECTOR PERFORMANCE  
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BANKING SCENARIO  
MUBADALA REAL ESTATE & HOSPITALITY AND ROSEWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCE ROSEWOOD ABU DHABI AT SOWWAH SQUARE  
MCR REDUCTION NOT GOOD FOR STOCK MARKET  
GLOBAL FINANCIAL MELTDOWN  
BALOCHISTAN NEEDS EFFECTIVE BANKING SYSTEM TO CAPITALIZE ON RESOURCES  
BRIGHT GROWTH PROSPECTS FOR BANKING INDUSTRY  
SURVEY REVEALS 56 PC FINANCIALLY EXCLUDED POPULATION  
DECLINING BANKS' PROFITABILITY  
BANKS, DFIS GROWING  
EFFECTS OF BANKS MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS ON HUMAN RESOURCES  
HONEYMOON PERIOD SEEMS TO BE OVER FOR BANKING SECTOR  
IMF PROGRAM & ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN  
TESTING THE HEALTH OF STOCK MARKET

(Issue 15, Apr 13 - 19, 2009)

POLITICS THROUGH PERSONALITY CULT AND THE ECONOMY
POPULAR WILL OF THE MASSES IS THE KEY FOR STABILITY
INDO-PAK: LITTLE FAITH IN COEXISTENCE
DECLINING EXPORTS SHRINKING PAKISTAN'S GLOBAL TRADE SHARE
ECONOMY-PERHAPS WORST PHASE IS OVER
FOREIGN INVESTMENTS-BACKBONE OF PAKISTAN'S ECONOMY
POLITICAL INSTABILITY, POOR LAW AND ORDER HITTING HARD TO THE ECONOMY
INTER-RELIANT REALMS - POLITICS & ECONOMY
STABILIZING THE RESTIVE BALOCHISTAN FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
FALLOUT OF POLITICAL INSTABILITY
ACCELERATING FDI INFLUX
INSTABILITY MAKES EXPORT TARGET UNATTAINABLE
HOW A 'TROUBLED BALOCHISTAN' SERVES INDIA'S STRATEGIC INTERESTS?

(Issue 14, Apr 06 - 12, 2009)

AGRICULTURE NEEDS REGULATED WATER SUPPLY YEAR ROUND
PAKISTAN MAY FACE WORST FORM OF WATER SHORTAGE
IMPORTANCE OF DAMS IN AGRARIAN ECONOMY
CONSTRUCTING DELAY ACTION DAMS IN BALOCHISTAN
SOCIO-ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE OF DAMS
DAMS AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN WATER STORAGE
MIRANI DAM CAN BOOST AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT
IS KALABAGH DAM PROJECT SHELVED?
KALABAGH DAM: "YES" AND "NO"
GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR RAISING HIGH DAMS AZAD KASHMIR OFFERS VIOLENCE & L/O FREE ENVIRONMENT
DAMS FOR ENHANCING HYDROPOWER GENERATION
DAMS TO OVERCOME ENERGY CRISIS 
ECONOMIC COST OF WATER SHORTAGE
CONSTRUCTION OF DAMS VITAL FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH

(Issue 13, Mar 30 - Apr 05, 2009)

EMPIRICAL INTEREST RATE-INFLATION-REGULATION RELATIONSHIPS
COSTLY HOUSING FINANCE CAUSING ACUTE SHORTAGE OF HOUSING UNITS
PAKISTAN NEEDS TRADE MORE THAN AID
BANKS SHIFTING FROM LENDING TO INVESTING IN TREASURY BILLS
IS TIME RIPE TO CUT DISCOUNT RATE? 
HIGH INTEREST RATES
WILL LOWER INTEREST RATE INFLATE THE ALREADY INFLATED ECONOMY?
SCB LAUNCHES SME PROGRAM IN LAHORE
INTEREST RATES AND AUTO FINANCING
HIGH INTEREST RATE: A THREAT TO ECONOMY
MONTHLY DECLINING CORE INFLATION BRIGHTENS POSSIBLE INTEREST-RATE CUT 
HIGH INTEREST RATES DEVASTATING PAK INDUSTRIES
EXPORT FINANCING DEFYING MONETARY TIGHTENING
LOW INTEREST RATES IMPERATIVE TO BRING COLORS TO STOCK MARKET

(Issue 12, Mar 23 - 29, 2009)

PAKISTAN 63 YEARS DOWN THE LANE
PAKISTAN DAY
FOLLOWING LEGACY OF COLONIAL ERA
POST-BIRTH PAINS
ENSURING SUSTAINABLE INCOME FOR PEOPLE ON THE DOLE
PAKISTAN DAY: THIS YEAR HAS A SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE
PAKISTAN RESOLUTION 1940 AND INTER-PROVINCIAL DISHARMONY
ECONOMIC GROWTH DURING THE SO-CALLED DEMOCRATIC & DICTATORIAL RULES
REPERCUSSIONS OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC MELTDOWN FOR PAKISTAN
HOW ART OF POLITICS IS PRACTICED IN PAKISTAN?
HIGH POTENTIAL OF LIVESTOCK AND DAIRY SECTOR
SIGNS OF RECOVERY IN KSE
PERSISTING ENERGY CRISES AND POWER PROJECTS

(Issue 11, Mar 16 - 22, 2009)

PROSPECTS OF AGRICULTURE GROWTH
WHEAT TARGET 2008-09: PROSPECTS
AGRICULTURE: THE VEHICLE OF FOOD SECURITY
ACHIEVING SELF SUFFICIENCY IN UREA PRODUCTION
HARNESSING RICE POTENTIAL
ENTREPRENEURSHIP IMPERATIVE FOR AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN PAKISTAN
PAKISTAN SHOULD CAPITALIZE HALAL FOOD MARKET
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE TO FEED FOOD
SINDH WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT NEEDS FUNDS
OVERLOOKED AGRICULTURE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
AGRICULTURE SANS LAND REFORMS A MISSING FACTOR
POTENTIAL OF AGRICULTURE NEEDS TO BE UNTAPPED
MBC JUDGED TOP 25 PERFORMING PUBLIC COMPANIES
PAKISTAN SHOULD ABSTAIN FROM BUYING REFINED SUGAR
WORLD'S TASTES DEVELOPED FOR PAKISTANI MANGOES
TEXTILE SECTOR IN THE WAKE OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL MELT DOWN
AGRICULTURAL CREDIT DISBURSEMENTS NEEDED TO INCREASE
TRANSFORMING DAIRY SECTOR IN BALOCHISTAN
MAKING BALOCHISTAN SELF-RELIANT IN WHEAT
LAND REFORMS IMPERATIVE FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION
AGRICULTURE - THE ONLY FOOD SOURCE FOR HUMAN BEINGS

(Issue 10, Mar 09 - 15, 2009)

DEREGULATION OF FINANCIAL SYSTEM IN THE NAME OF INNOVATION
GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISES
FINANCIAL SECTOR - TESTING TIMES AHEAD
PROSPECTS OF ACHIEVING EXPORT TARGET BLEAK
WARREN BUFFETT AND INDO-PAK RELATION
REAL ESTATES - LULL SPRINGS UP
FINANCIAL MELTDOWN
IS GLOBAL ECONOMIC RECESSION TAKING TOLL ON PAKISTAN'S EXPORTS?
TEXTILE SECTOR IN THE CLUTCHES OF ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
HOMEGROWN ECONOMIC CRISIS OF PAKISTAN
EMERGING GLUT OF CEMENT
SUCCESS STORY OF RAFIA ISMAIL
EXCHANGE RATE DEPRECIATION AND DIMINISHING EXPORTS QUANTUM
URBAN UNEMPLOYMENT LIKELY TO INCREASE
ATTRACTING INVESTMENTS IN BALOCHISTAN'S OIL AND GAS SECTOR
MICROFINANCE A TWO-PRONGED REMEDY DURING ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
SENSITIVE PRICE INDEX AGAIN ON THE RISE
PUBLIC SECTOR DEVELOPMENT FUNDS DRASTICALLY CURTAILED
PAKISTAN'S FINANCIAL SECTOR PERFORMS WELL DESPITE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS  
WORRISOME RISE IN DEBT SERVICING

(Issue 09, Mar 02 -  08, 2009)

AUTO INDUSTRY OUTLOOK FOR 2009
PAK AUTO INDUSTRY NOT ESCAPES WORLD FINANCIAL MELTDOWN
IMPACT OF FINANCIAL DOWNTURN ON AUTO INDUSTRY
DECLINING CAPACITY UTILIZATION OF ASSEMBLERS
AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY GOING THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES
IS STIMULUS NEEDED FOR AUTO VENDING INDUSTRY?
AUTO VENDORS DEMANDING GOVERNMENT RELIEF
CONSUMER FINANCING TO REVIVE AUTO
MASSIVE RETRENCHMENT IN AUTO SECTOR
AUTO INDUSTRY - DECLINING SALES PATTERN
ISLAMABAD DEMANDS MARSHALL PLAN FOR PAKISTAN
JUNKYARDS IN BALOCHISTAN STIMULUS FOR CARJACKING
PAKISTAN'S AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
SMALL & MEDIUM MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY FACING WORLD CRISIS BRAVELY
SETTLEMENT OF CIRCULAR DEBT IN THE OFFING
REVIVING PAKISTAN'S AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
AUTO INDUSTRY IN CRISES
SHELL FUEL SAVE CHALLENGE RESULTS SHOW DRIVERS CAN GET THE MOST OUT OF EVERY DROP OF FUEL
AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS (PVT.) LTD.
ALLIED ENGG & SERVICES LTD (DEALER OF CATERPILLAR)

(Issue 08, Feb 23 - Mar 01, 2009)

PRIVATIZATION POLICY ANNOUNCED
PRIVATIZATION WITH A DIFFERENCE
EFFECTIVE RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY POSSIBLE AFTER LOCAL INVESTMENTS
PRIVATIZATION IN PAKISTAN: A MENACE OR BLESSING
MAKING PAKISTAN PREFERRED DESTINATION FOR INVESTMENT
SCORING CAPITAL ADEQUACY - A CHALLENGE FOR BANKS
MAKING POLICIES IMPLEMENTABLE
TIDE OF PRIVATIZATION
BASELESS PRIVATIZATION POLICY
FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE NEEDS ENCOURAGEMENT
MAKING BALOCHISTAN A MODERN BUSINESS HUB FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
LINKING PRIVATIZATION WITH CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATIZED UNITS 
TIPS TO COUNTER INVESTMENT FRAUDS
GOVT. DETERMINED TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY IN THE PRIVATISATION PROCESS

(Issue 07, Feb 16 - 22, 2009)

UNIQUE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN THE STORE
MAKING COUNTRY SELF-RELIANT IN WHEAT
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER LEARNING CENTERS
FINANCIAL MELTDOWN
SHOCKWAVES OF GLOBAL RECESSION SPILLING OVER BANKS VIA TEXTILE SECTOR
EFFECTIVE UTILISATION OF HUMAN RESOURCE MUST FOR ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
UNDER-EXPLORED MARINE RESOURCES
PUNJAB GOVT, CHINESE CO. SIGN AGREEMENT FOR GENERATION OF ENERGY FROM GARBAGE
CHANGING DYNAMICS OF SUGAR INDUSTRY
RICH FAMILIES OF THE PLANET WANT CONTROL OF THE GLOBAL RESOURCES
CEMENT OUTLOOK
UNTAPPED POTENTIAL & RESOURCES - RICE EXPORTS
EXPLOITING MINERAL RESOURCES OF BALOCHISTAN
MANAGING THE COASTAL & SEA RESOURCES OF BALOCHISTAN
PROVIDING LOCAL MANPOWER FOR A FULLY FUNCTIONAL GWADAR PORT
HOW IS GLOBALIZATION AFFECTING OUR ECONOMY?
NATURAL RESOURCES OF PAKISTAN

(Issue 6, Feb 09 - 15, 2009)

TAMING THE SHREWD
INVESTORS OF MUTUAL FUNDS ALSO BEAR THE BRUNT
GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN CONFERS 'THE ORDER OF THE RISING SUN, GOLD AND SILVER STAR' ON FORMER AMBASSADOR NAJMUL SAQIB KHAN
FOUR LESSONS FROM THE MARKET
GO LONG FOR EQUITY BUT SHORT FOR MONEY MARKET INVESTMENTS
INCOME FUNDS RESISTIBILITY TO MARKET DOWNTURN
STOCK MARKET - IS IT TIME TO BUY?
EVOLUTION OF MUTUAL FUNDS IN PAKISTAN
EQUITY FUNDS UNDER WOES
MUTUAL FUNDS INDUSTRY FACING CRISIS
MUTUAL FUNDS - AN UNDERPERFORMING SECTOR
STOCK MARKET: GLORIOUS PAST AND CURRENT DEPRESSION PHASE
EQUITY MARKET STILL FACING UNCERTAIN SITUATION
INTERVIEW: 'PAKISTAN'S EQUITY MARKET TO SOON REGAIN LOST STRENGTH'  
VIABILITY OF LAUNCHING GWADAR STOCK EXCHANGE (GSE)
INFLATION, INTEREST RATE, AND EQUITY MARKET

(Issue 5, Feb 02 - 08, 2009)

ELECTRICITY UNAVAILABILITY MAY RESULT IN FOOD SHORTAGE
FINANCIAL MELTDOWN
TIME TO ENHANCE ELECTRICITY GENERATION
NEED TO ADD HYDROPOWER PLANTS
POWER CRISIS ASSUMING THREATENING PROPORTIONS
POWER CRISIS - IS IT A GENERATING CAPACITY PROBLEM?
DISADVANTAGES OF LOAD SHEDDING
USING BALOCHISTAN COAL FOR POWER GENERATION
IS THERE ANY JUSTIFICATION OF TARIFF HIKE?
NUCLEAR FORCE FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION
PEACE IN THE REGION IMPERATIVE TO ADDRESS NATIONAL ISSUES
IMPORTED GAS: AN OPTION TO OVERCOME ENERGY SHORTAGE
HARNESSING THE BALOCHISTAN'S PETROLEUM RESOURCES
IMPORTANCE OF ESTABLISHING SOUTH ASIAN ENERGY BLOCK
ENERGY CRISIS: REALITY OR MYTH
ENERGY SCENARIO IN THE COUNTRY
PRODUCING ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY WIND ELECTRICITY
ENERGY CONSERVATION

(Issue 04,Jan 26 - Feb 01, 2009)

EXPORT INDUSTRY RUNNING OUT OF ORDERS
MONETARY POLICY AND COST OF PRODUCTION
BAIL OUT PACKAGE FOR EXPORT ORIENTED INDUSTRIES
TIME TO RATIONALIZE DISCOUNT RATE
HUGE BANKING SPREAD
'COST OF MONEY IS SUITABLE FOR EXPORTERS'
WHOSE DOMAIN IS MONETARY DECISION MAKING?
FALTERING EXPORTS IN THE WAKE OF RAMPANT IMPORTS
POSTPONEMENT OF RATE RISE PROPOSAL BY THE CABINET
HIGH INTEREST RATE WILL HURT NEW INVESTMENTS
MOUNTING INTEREST RATES AND EXPORT INDUSTRY
HIGH INTEREST RATE INCREASES COST OF DOING BUSINESS
INCREASING INTEREST RATES
FOCUS ON EXPORTS TO CONTROL TRADE DEFICIT
OTHER AILMENTS ARISING OUT OF HIGH INTEREST RATES

(Issue 03, Jan 19 - 25, 2009)

RISE AND FALL OF CRUDE OIL PRICES
GLOBAL ECONOMIC SITUATION & PROSPECTS
HIGHER ENERGY PRICES
SPIRALING INFLATION AND REDUCING OIL PRICES
RECEDING TREND IN INFLATIONARY NUMBERS
DECLINE IN OIL PRICES TO HELP CHECK HIGH INFLATION
SILENT SPECTATOR OF ENERGY DISASTER
OIL PRICES, POLICY RATE & INFLATION
OIL PRICES & INFLATION - STILL NO RELIEF IN SIGHT
RISING POWER SHORTAGE - CRIMINAL NEGLECT OF SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS
DIPPING INTERNATIONAL OIL PRICE AND PERSISTING INFLATION
INFLATION ONE THAT HITS MEDIA INDUSTRY
PETROLEUM POLICIES QUESTIONED OVER ITS ROLE IN ENERGY TRANSPORTATION
FAILURE TO PASS ON OIL PRICE BENEFITS
ASYMMETRICAL OIL PRICES PRESSURING INFLATION

(Issue 01 & 02, Jan 05 - 18, 2009)

INVESTMENT PLAGUED BY LACK OF PEACE
FINANCIAL MELTDOWN
IMAGE BUILDING IMPERATIVE FOR PAKISTAN
ELECTRICITY & GAS CRISIS
ELECTRICITY LOAD SHEDDING STYMIEING ECONOMIC GROWTH
SHRINKING FOREIGN INVESTMENT
PAKISTAN'S ECONOMY, TERROR WAR & US AID
INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES FALTERING AT THE PROSPECT OF INSECURITY
TOURISM UNDER SECURITY THREATS
(NO)LAW & (DIS)ORDER THREATS TO BANKING SECTOR
LAW & ORDER MUCH TO BE BLAMED, BUT HOW MUCH?
CALL FOR SAVING MILLIONS OF INDUSTRIAL WORKERS FROM JOBLESSNESS
LAW & ORDER: A SERIOUS THREAT TO ECONOMIC STABILITY
GWADAR PORT BECOMES REALLY OPERATIONAL
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YEAR 2008

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(Issue 51, Dec 22 - 28, 2008)

FINANCIAL CRISIS: A MENACE TO GLOBAL ECONOMY
PAKISTAN'S ISLAMIC FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND GLOBAL SCENARIO
BUILDING CAPACITY OF ISLAMIC BANKING 
PROLIFERATION OF ISLAMIC BANKING
INTERVIEW WITH COUNTRY HEAD OF ALBARAKA ISLAMIC BANK
TAKAFUL OPERATORS FORMING ALLIANCE WITH ISLAMIC BANKS
TAKAFUL INDUSTRY POISED TO MAKE ITS PRESENCE FELT
THE FUTURE OF TAKAFUL IN PAKISTAN
MARKETING IBSS IN ACCORDANCE WITH MARKET DYNAMICS
MODARABA SECTOR - SHOWING SIGNS OF STAGNANCY
MODARABAS REVEALING MULTIDIMENSIONAL GROWTH
ISLAMIC BANKING SYSTEM SHOWING HEALTHY GROWTH
GOVERNMENT WINS ALL PARTIES SUPPORT 
DESPITE SECURITY ISSUE US INVESTMENT COMING IN PAKISTAN
BALOCHISTAN PROVIDES RICH GROUNDS FOR GROWTH OF ISLAMIC FINANCE
ISLAMIC FINANCE: WEST'S OPTION OR COMPULSION?

(Issue 49-50, Dec 08 - 21, 2008)

SIGNS OF DECELERATION EVIDENT IN TELECOM SECTOR
IT OFFERS NEW VISTAS TO FINANCIAL SECTOR
IT & TELECOM - DEMONSTRATING PERSISTENT GROWTH
TELECOM SECTOR LEAST AFFECTED BY GLOBAL SHOCKS
CYBER CRIMES INVOKING HARSH PENALTIES
WLL SUSTAINABLE GROWTH NEEDS SELF-RELIANCE
NEED TO REPLENISH IT HR DEMAND-SUPPLY GAP
DEVELOPING TELECOM & IT SECTORS IN BALOCHISTAN
BOLSTERING IT FOR CITY DISTRICT AFFAIRS MANAGEMENT
CELLULAR MOBILE SERVICE INDUSTRY IN FOCUS
TELECOM SECTOR MAKING PROGRESS, BRINGING MORE AND MORE NEW PRODUCTS
GROWTH IN TELECOM SECTOR STALLED
PAKISTAN'S TELECOM SECTOR WITNESSING A SLOWDOWN IN GROWTH
HIGHER TAXES DISCOURAGING INVESTORS IN TELECOM SECTOR
ALCATEL-LUCENT OFFERS ENERGY SOLUTIONS
DEVELOPMENTS IN TELECOM SECTOR  

(Issue 48, Dec 01 - 07, 2008)

TRANSPARENCY REQUIRED IN USAGE OF IMF FUND 
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
PAKISTAN - A KEY SUPPLIER OF ARMS
SEEKING LONG TERM PLANS TO STEER THE COUNTRY OUT OF THE TURMOIL
HOW TO REFUND EXTERNAL DEBTS?
USA HEGEMONY IN IMF
DISMAL BUSINESS CLIMATE
INTERVIEW WITH PERVAIZ MALIK CHIEF EXECUTIVE AKRAM INDUSTRIES LIMITED
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT - ARE WE REALLY DOOMED?
ENFORCING ECONOMIC DISCIPLINE - A GIGANTIC TASK
BUSINESS ENVIRON BECOMING HARSH DUE TO HOST OF PROBLEMS
CREATING A BUSINESS-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT IN BALOCHISTAN
PAKISTAN TO ENDURE TOUGH TIMES AHEAD WITH THE IMF
GLOBAL RECESSION TO HIT PAKISTAN'S TEXTILE EXPORTS
$7.6BN IMF PACKAGE: A GOOD DEAL UNDER UNCOMPROMISING CIRCUMSTANCES
PAKISTAN SEEKS MASSIVE INVESTMENT OF $60BN

(Issue 47, Nov 24 - 30, 2008)

CHINA A ROLE MODEL FOR THE DEVELOPING ECONOMIES 
TIME TESTED FRIENDSHIP OF PAKISTAN AND CHINA
PAK-CHINA BILATERAL RELATIONS
ANALYSING PAK-CHINA ECONOMIC RELATIONS
SHAHBAZ SHARIF VISIT TO CHINA TERMED HISTORIC
CHINA: A FRIEND IN NEED?
PAKISTAN & CHINA: ARE WE BUSINESS PARTNERS?
SEEKING A PANEL TO STUDY GREEN REVOLUTION IN CHINA  
CHINA'S OVERPOWERING OF PAKISTAN'S MOTORCYCLE MARKET
IMPORTANCE OF GWADAR PORT FOR CHINA
CHINA'S INTEREST WITH GWADAR PORT
TRADE WITH CHINA  
FATE OF MEGA PROJECTS IN BALOCHISTAN 
CHINA: THE MAJOR PARTNER IN BALOCHISTAN'S DEVELOPMENT
PAK-CHINA: A TIME TESTED, ALL WEATHER FRIENDSHIP

(Issue 46, Nov 17 - 23, 2008)

EDUCATION SECTOR: BAROMETER OF ECONOMIC & SOCIETAL WELL-BEING
DEPRESSING STATE OF EDUCATION
INTERVIEW: DR.ISHRAT HUSAIN
AIMLESS HIGHER EDUCATION
INVESTING IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN BALOCHISTAN
EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH EDUCATION
GOVT FACILITATION NEEDED TO PROMOTE HIGHER LEARNING
NO CRUNCH IN EMPLOYMENT MARKET
IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSIFICATION THROUGH EDUCATION
DETERIORATING LEVEL OF PRIMARY EDUCATION
NEGLECTED PRIMARY EDUCATION SECTOR
PAKISTAN FACING MANIFOLD CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION SECTOR
PUNJAB GOVT TAKES IMPORTANT INITIATIVES to PROMOTE EDUCATION
WHY EDUCATION IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR BALOCHISTAN?
PREREQUISITES OF CAPITAL BUDGETING IN EDUCATION SECTOR
ACCOUNTANCY TODAY
HEC ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE
ICMAP CULTIVATING CORPORATE LEADERS
HAILEY COLLEGE OF BANKING & FINANCE

(Issue 45, Nov 10 - 16, 2008)

GROWING UPROAR IN BANKING INDUSTRY
BANKING SCENARIO
IMF OR NO IMF? - PLEASE COME UP WITH A DECISIVE ANSWER
MOBILIZING DEPOSITS IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
INTERVIEW WITH MCB HEAD OF COMMERCIAL BANKING GROUP 
DECLINING TREND IN CONSUMER FINANCING
HEALTH OF PAKISTANI BANKS
LIQUIDITY PROBLEMS IN BANKING SECTOR
SBP HINTS POLICY RATE HIKE
PAKISTAN'S BANKING SYSTEM FACING NO THREAT BY WORLD ECONOMIC TURMOIL: BANKERS
ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
IMF PRESCRIBES BITTER PILLS FOR AILING ECONOMY
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF BASEL II BANKING REGIME
NOW IS THE TIME TO OVERHAUL NATIONAL SAVING SCHEMES
BANKING INDUSTRY FACING MULTIFACETED CHALLENGES
PAKISTAN RANKS 62 IN 2008 WORLD IT INDUSTRY COMPETITIVENESS INDEX 
INTEREST RATES

(Issue 44, Nov 03 - 09, 2008)

MOUNTING TURBULENCE IN CAPITAL MARKETS
STOCK MARKET DEMISE
LONG HOURS OF ELECTRICITY LOAD SHEDDING LEADING TO RIOTS
PROGAS PAKISTAN LTD SET UP LPG BASED POWER PLANT OF 345MW
LOAD SHEDDING LEAVING DEVASTATING SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS
CUTTING FUEL COST OF POWER GENERATION
LOAD SHEDDING: CAUSES AND REMEDIES
POWER CRISIS: A THREAT TO ECONOMIC SURVIVAL
ELECTRICITY LOAD SHEDDING IN BALOCHISTAN
IRREGULARITIES OF ELECTRICITY TARIFF FORMULA
RESTORATION OF INVESTORS' CONFIDENCE TO ENSURE BOURSES REVIVAL   
KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE 
POLITICS, ECONOMY AND UNPREDICTABLE STOCK MARKET IN PAKISTAN 
WILL REMOVAL OF FLOOR CHANGE THE FUTURE MARKET OUTLOOK? 
INDULGENCE IN FRUITLESS ENDEAVOR 
COMPREHENSIVE PLANS TO COPEWITH POWER SHORTFALL 
STOCK TRADERS WAITING FOR BAILOUT PACKAGE 
POWER TARIFF BRINGS PEOPLE TO STREET

(Issue 43, Oct 27 - Nov 02, 2008)

OIL PRICE TUMBLING
COUNTRY NEEDS UNINTERRUPTED SUPPLIES OF ENERGY PRODUCTS
INTERVIEW: MOHAMMAD WASI KHAN PRESIDENT & CEO BOSICOR PAKISTAN LTD
FALLING OIL PRICES
CNG BUSES TO REDUCE OIL IMPORT BILL
NEEDING MODERATION IN CONSUMPTION
TRANSFERRING OWNERSHIP OF PPL TO BALOCHISTAN
DECLINING OIL PRICES: OPPORTUNITY TO MANAGE BOP
UNFAIR OIL PRICING
OPEC CUTS OUTPUT BY 1.5 MILLION BARRELS/DAY
DRASTIC CUT IN OIL PRICES 

(Issue 42, Oct 20 - 26, 2008)

AUTOMOBILE SECTOR - IN THE THROES OF UNFORESEEN CORRECTION
DECLINING AUTO SALES
SITUATION CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE BAN ON IMPORT OF USED CARS
OVERVIEW OF CROSS SECTION OF AUTO SECTOR
BAN ON IMPORT OF VEHICLES MUST TO CONTROL IMPORT BILL
VENDOR INDUSTRY AT THE VERGE OF CLOSURE
PLIGHT OF VENDING INDUSTRY
'VENDORS DEPEND ON IMPORTED RAW MATERIALS'
EXPORTING POTENTIALS OF AUTO SECTOR
WATER TO FUEL AUTOMOBILES
AUTO INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - DIVORCED FROM THE REALITY
DEVELOPING AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IN BALOCHISTAN
TAPERING AUTO SECTOR
PAKISTAN'S AUTO SECTOR FACING SLUMP DUE TO HOST OF PROBLEMS
ANALYSIS AND PROSPECTS OF USED VEHICLE MARKET
WORLDWIDE MOTORS - BAOLI FORKLIFTS
HINOPAK MOTORS LIMITED

(Issue 41, Oct 13 - 19, 2008)

DOWNGRADING OF SOVEREIGN CREDIT RATING
SHOULD PAKISTAN TURN TO IMF?
TUMBLING RATING AND IMF REINCARNATION!
CAPITAL FLIGHT - FADING VALUE OF CURRENCY
PAKISTAN'S CREDIT RATINGS BETTER THAN THE LEVEL OF BANKRUPTCY
FOREIGN DEBT TRAP
SHAUKAT TARIN CONFIDENT OF TACKLING FINANCIAL TURMOIL
ECONOMIC MANAGERS NEED TO ACT TOGETHER
AVOIDING THE POTENTIAL DEFAULT
CREDIT RATING YARDSTICKS: TRUE MEASURE OF ECONOMIC HEALTH?
NEW CHAMPIONS RESOLUTIONS TO FINANCIAL CRISIS
DOWNGRADED CREDIT RATING IMPLIES HIGH DEBT COST
SERIOUS CREDIT CHALLENGE FOR PAKISTAN
NATURE OF BANK PANICS AND RUNS

(Issue 39 & 40, Sep 29 - Oct 12, 2008)

GAUGING GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT
GNP ACCOUNTING - DIFFERENT APPROACHES
GNP TO DECLINE IN 2009
DWINDLING ECONOMIC GROWTH
PER CAPITA INCOME - A FUNDAMENTAL INDICATOR
IS PER CAPITA INCOME REAL REFLECTION OF NET ECONOMIC WELFARE?
GNP GROWTH MARRED BY DEPRECIATING RUPEE
GROWTH OF PER CAPITA INCOME DEPENDS UPON STABILITY OF EXCHANGE RATE
PAK ECONOMY MARGINALLY GROWS IN REAL GDP TERMS   
SPIRALING INFLATION
IMPACT OF PROFIT REPATRIATION OVER EXCHANGE RATE
IMF OBSERVATIONS & SUPPORT IN POST FOOD-FUEL PRICES SCENARIO
PRICING OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
CALL FOR GIVING 'DIRECT SUBSIDY' TO THE POOR  

(Issue 38, Sep 22 - 28, 2008)

RAMIFICATIONS OF POLLUTION
WIDESPREAD POLLUTION
NATURAL GAS BE EXEMPTED FROM ALL TAXES
ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS TO GWADAR
ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FOR BALOCHISTAN
AIR POLLUTION - AN ECONOMIC DEFLATOR
'EFFECTIVE MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT NEEDED LEGISLATIVE REFORMS'
ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION ‘A GLOBAL THREAT’
WATER POLLUTION - HEALTH AND ECONOMIC HAZARD
MARINE POLLUTION DECELERATING GDP GROWTH
FAILURES IN ECONOMIC POLICY CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO POOR ENVIRONMENT
POLLUTION FREE ATMOSPHERE VITAL TO HELP INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY
DEVELOPING FORESTRY IN BALOCHISTAN
DEVELOPED ECONOMIES DRIVING POLLUTION CATASTROPHE
EFFECTS OF POLLUTION ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CONTROLLING THE EMISSION OF POLLUTANTS AT SOURCE
NAZIM KARACHI REVIEWS MEASURES FOR GREEN CITY CAMPAIGN

(Issue 37, Sep 15 - 21, 2008)

FINANCIAL SECTOR IN PAKISTAN
EXPANDING BANKING INDUSTRY
BANKING SECTOR OF PAKISTAN - A KEY GROWTH DRIVER OF THE ECONOMY
BANKING FUTURE - IN THE MIRROR OF 10-YEAR VISION OF STATE BANK
FROM BRICK AND CEMENT TO BRANCHLESS BANKING
BRANCHLESS BANKING IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE OF BRANCH BANKING!
EXPANDING BANKING SERVICES TO RURAL AREAS
CONSOLIDATION IN BANKING SECTOR
MCB CONCENTRATING ON PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY LED GROWTH
DEVELOPING A ROBUST BANKING SYSTEM IN BALOCHISTAN
BANK - INSTITUTION FOCUS ON EARNING MONEY FROM MONEY
PAID-UP CAPITAL: PANIC IN THE BANKING SECTOR
BRANCH BANKING - THE JOURNEY OF PRODUCT INNOVATION
HEALTHY PERFORMANCE OF FINANCIAL SECTOR CRUCIAL FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH

(Issue 36, Sep 08 - 14, 2008)

RECEDING FDI
POLITICAL STABILITY & SENSE OF SECURITY VITAL FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT
INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORIES ON FDI STILL AT AN INFANCY STAGE
ROLE OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN OUR ECONOMY
CONSISTENT ECONOMIC POLICIES RESULT IN FDI INCREASE
DAMPENING PROSPECTS FOR FDI
STEPS TO RESTORE INVESTORS' CONFIDENCE
CCM ITALY INVESTS IN SIALKOT AIRPORT
LOW INTEREST RATE THE REAL CHARM FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS
FINANCIAL SECTOR THE SECOND LARGEST FDI RECIPIENT
PAKISTAN HOME APPLIANCES SHINE IN UAE MARKET
FDI GOVERNMENT POLICY
OPENING BALOCHISTAN MINERAL SECTOR TO FOREIGN INVESTMENT
PAKISTAN HAS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
BOOSTERS OF FDI IN PAKISTAN
GWADAR: AN EMERGING INVESTMENT CENTER
INFLOW OF FDI LIKELY TO PICKUP
FOREIGN LIQUIDITY SQUEEZE - ARE WE HEADING TOWARDS A DISASTER?

(Issue 35, Sep 01 - 07, 2008)

RUPEE DEPRECIATION
DOLLAR-RUPEE DOGFIGHT
ERODING FOREX RESERVES AND GROWING EXCHANGE RATE VOLATALITY
RECORD DEPRECIATION IN EXCHANGE RATE ADDING COST OF FUEL IMPORTS
'NO CAPITAL FLIGHTS FROM THE COUNTRY'
RUPEE-DOLLAR PARITY
DOLLAR- THE YESTERYEARS' SUPER CURRENCY  
WHAT DRIVES DOLLAR TO OUTPACE PAK RUPEE?
RUPEE WEAKENING AGAINST DOLLAR
ARGUMENTS FOR PAK RUPEE EXCHANGE RATE
PAKISTAN MAY FACE FURTHER DOWNWARD CREDIT RATING
WEAKER THE RUPEE, COSTLIER THE IMPORTS
DOLLAR EAST EXCHANGE
PKR VERSUS DOLLAR

(Issue 34, Aug 25 - 31, 2008)

INDO-PAK TRADE
PAKISTAN-INDIA HAVE TRADE POTENTIAL WORTH $11.7 BILLION
GIVING INDIA MFN STATUS IS NOT A SPECIAL FAVOUR TO INDIA, BUT AN OBLIGATION
INDO-PAK THAWING ECONOMIC RELATION?
TRADING PARTNERS AND OUR OPTIONS
PAKISTAN'S POLITICAL ECONOMY AND TRADE WITH INDIA
ILLEGAL TRADE RAMPANT BETWEEN INDIA-PAKISTAN
TRADE WITH INDIA AND THE ZERO-SUM GAME THEORY
IMPLICATIONS OF INDIAN RAW MATERIALS IMPORT ON PHARMACEUTICALS
EXCHANGING OF INDO-PAK EXPERTISES IN GEMS AND JEWELLERY SECTOR
TRADE BALANCE BETWEEN INDIA & PAKISTAN
LIBERALIZATION OF SOUTH ASIAN TRADE
TRADE LIBERALISATION TO WORK BEST WITH A LEVEL-PLAYING FIELD

(Issue 33, Aug 18 - 24, 2008)

KEY ISSUES IN MANAGING PAKISTAN'S ECONOMY
PAKISTAN'S ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
UNITY FEATURES PROMINENTLY IN CREATION OF PAKISTAN
IN PURSUIT OF LEADERSHIP EVEN AFTER 61 YEARS
NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY
COSTS OF PREVAILING POLITICAL INSTABILITY
POLITICAL NOISE HITTING ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS
PRIVATISATION OF STRATEGIC SOES NOT IN NATIONAL INTEREST
OVERRIDING COMMERCIAL MOTIVE IN HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION
BALOCHISTAN CRISIS-A THREAT TO NATIONAL INTEGRATION
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE FOR WOMEN
AUTOMOBILE SECTOR - FACING SLUMP SITUATION
TIME RIPE FOR MUSHARAF TO DEPART
COUNTRY'S INDUSTRIAL SECTOR STRUGGLING TO COMPETE IN THE GLOBALISED COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
MUSLIMS' UNITY
PAKISTAN AT 61

(Issue 32, Aug 11 - 17, 2008)

INVESTMENT PASTIME OF RICH ONLY
ROLE OF DOMESTIC SAVINGS IN ECONOMIC GROWTH
EMOTIONS CAN TOPPLE INVESTMENT PLANS
COMMON MAN'S INVESTMENT OPTIONS
INVESTMENT IN MUTUAL FUNDS PREVAILS ALONG THE SAFE ROUTE
AMZ OFFERED HIGHEST RETURNS ON INCOME FUND IN LAST FISCAL
DO MASSIVE INFLOWS PRODUCE INFLATIONARY PRESSURES?
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES SHRINKING FOR SMALL INVESTORS
BALOCHISTAN: WHERE TO INVEST?
STOCK MARKET - A TRICKY INVESTMENT OPTION
DECIDING HOW TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT...!
WHERE TO INVEST MONEY?

(Issue 31, Aug 04 - 10, 2008)

PROLIFERATING CALL CENTERS
IT INDUSTRY AND PROSPECTS
IT SECTOR IN PAKISTAN AND ITS ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE
CALL CENTRES OFFER PROMISING RETURNS IN PAKISTAN
A CALL CENTER JOB - NOT SO COOL!
IT INDUSTRY
RESTRUCTURING OF COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS IMPERATIVE FOR SURVIVAL IN THE COMPETITIVE GLOBAL SCENARIO
FIRST IT PARK TO BE IN CONSTRUCTION FROM JAN 2009: MD PSEB
HP, INTEL & YAHOO CREATING GLOBAL MULTI-DATA CENTER
NON-UTILIZATION OF IT MODERN SKILLS, EQUIPMENT BIGGEST WEAKNESS OF THE MUSLIM WORLD
IT EDUCATION SECTOR - IN NEED OF A BOOST
INTENSIFIED COMPETITION IN CELLULAR SERVICES
ECOMMERCE PROGRESSING WITH BOTTLENECKS
OPERATIONAL RISK CONTROLS IN AN E-COMMERCE ENVIRONMENT
TAX STRUCTURE HURTING TELECOM INDUSTRY
DEVELOPING BALOCHISTAN IT INDUSTRY
CALL CENTRES UNABLE TO ATTRACT GLOBAL CUSTOMERS 

(Issue 30, July 28 - Aug 03, 2008)

PAKISTAN'S STAGGERING EXPORTS: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?
EXTERNAL TRADE
TRADE POLICY 2008-09
RISING IMPORTS
EXTERNAL ACCOUNT WOES - SIMPLY TIGHTENING OF BELT WON'T DO
CEMENT EXPORTS MAKING HEADWAYS
TRADE POLICY 2008-09 ENCOURAGING IMPORT FROM INDIA
TRADE POLICY- FAVOURS INDIA
ALARMING TRADE DEFICIT
TRADE POLICY
HIGH NEED OF HARNESSING ENERGY SUBSTITUTES TO OUTWEIGH IMPORT BILL
INCREASING BORDER TRADE BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND IRAN
PAKISTAN'S CHRONIC TRADE DEFICIT
BUSINESSMEN WANT CUT IN COST OF DOING BUSINESS TO ENHANCE EXPORTS
INTERVIEW WITH LCCI'S VP
KNITWEAR EXPORTS SET FOR NOSEDIVE
BOOSTING EXPORTS
TRADE BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND XINJIANG THROUGH GWADAR PORT

(Issue 29, July 21 - 27, 2008)

GDP- FACING GLOBAL SHOCKS & INFLATIONARY PRESSURE
GDP - OUTLOOK 08/09
INTERVIEW: BEGUM SALMA AHMED EXMNA
GDP ACCOUNTING - THE IMPORTANCE OF RELIABILITY FACTOR
ACHIEVING 5.5% GROWTH TARGET POSSIBLE
NAY MORE, LSM CAN BOOST UP GDP
INVESTMENT DIRELY NEEDED FOR ENSURING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE COUNTRY
A HIGHER GDP WITH A PERFORMING AGRICULTURE SECTOR
MAKING OF FOOD COMMITTEE TO INCREASE AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION
CROP LOAN INSURANCE BEGINS
BROADENING BALOCHISTAN REVENUE BASE
EQUITIES MARKET THE PROVIDER OF LONG TERM CAPITAL
GROWING REAL GDP IN PAKISTAN

(Issue 28, July 14 - 20, 2008)

RISE AND FALL OF KSE
DOES STOCK MARKET CRISIS REFLECT ECONOMIC DISORDER?
INTERVIEW: MIR MOHAMMAD ALI, CEO - UBL FUND MANAGERS
INTERVIEW WITH MD/CEO LSE
THE APEX REGULATOR AND MARKET TODAY
DEMUTUALIZATION OF STOCK EXCHANGES
SECP INITIATES KNOWLEDGE BASED CHANGES IN CAPITAL MARKET
IMPORTANCE OF INTEGRATED SAARC CAPITAL MARKETS
SHIFTING OF FUNDS FROM BOURSES TO INDUSTRIES
DEVELOPING A CAPITAL MARKET IN BALOCHISTAN
STOCK MARKET MOVEMENT -REFLEX ACTION TO OUR ECONOMIC DECISIONS
PAKISTANI BOURSES FACING SEVERE PRESSURE
ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS ARE STILL INTACT
STOCK MARKET DISASTER- A SEQUEL TO THE UNMANAGED DESTABILIZATION
MEASURES TO CHECK DOWN SLIDE IN RUPEE VALUE
SBP LAUNCHES NEW BANK NOTES OF 5 & 50 DENOMINATIONS
KARACHI STOCK MARKET: THE BALLOON ULTIMATELY BURSTS

(Issue 27, July 07 - 13, 2008)

EDUCATIONAL LOSING LUSTER
ICAP: PREMIER ORGANIZATION WITH A MISSION
INTERVIEW: MUNEER KAMAL, PRESIDENT & CEO KASB BANK
PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
REVAMPING HIGHER EDUCATION
RANKING OF BUSINESS EDUCATION
IBA CONTINUOUSLY PRODUCING QUALITY BUSINESS GRADUATES
ISSUES FACING BUSINESS SCHOOLS
VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL TRAINING GOING ASTRAY
'QUALITATIVE EDUCATION IS NOT A PROGENY OF HIGH FEE STRUCTURE'
BUSINESS SCHOOLS FURTHERING PERFUNCTORY KNOWLEDGE
SHAH ABDUL LATIF UNIVERSITY KHAIRPUR SINDH
ACCA (ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS) PAKISTAN
DEVELOPMENT REPORT OF BZU
'FRUITLESS DEVELOPED PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WITHOUT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT'
TECHNOLOGY MISUSE: RUMOR HAS IT
NEED OF PROFESSIONALS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BALOCHISTAN
INDUS INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (I.I.H.E)
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION- A 'COMMODITY' ON SALE
INSTITUTE OF COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS OF PAKISTAN

(Issue 26, June 30 - July 06, 2008)

FOOD CRISES: PEOPLE LOOKING UP TO SYMPATHETIC EARS 
ACHIEVING HIGHER CROPS YIELDS 
PAKISTAN CONSUMES AROUND 22 MILLION TONS OF WHEAT PER ANUM 
ENABLING SUGAR INDUSTRY 
EXPORT POTENTIALS OF CANNED FOOD INDUSTRY 
DEVELOPING FUTURISTIC MODES OF CORPORATE FISHING 
LAND REFORMS -THE ONLY WAY OUT 
BT. COTTON NEXT YEAR 
RICE PRICES WITNESSING DOWNWARD TRENDS 
FOOD CRISIS IN PAKISTAN 
AGRICULTURE & RECEDING ECONOMY 
FOOD INFLATION MANAGEMENT
TASK FORCE ON FOOD SECURITY 
THE ROLE OF MIDDLEMEN IN AGRICULTURAL MARKETING: MYTHS & REALITY 
NEED OF RESTRUCTURING FOOD QUALITY CONTROL STRUCTURES (
FOOD & AGRICULTURE 
BOTTLENECKS IN ACHIEVING STRATEGIC FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

(Issue 25, June 23 - 29, 2008)

SAY YES TO TAKAFUL
ADAMJEE SOON TO ENTER INTO TAKAFUL AND LIFE INSURANCE
PROMOTING ISLAMIC BANKING & INSURANCE IN BALOCHISTAN
OPENING NEW VISTAS
ISLAMIC BANKING VS CONVENTIONAL BANKING
ISLAMIC BANKING SYSTEM GETTING MORE POPULARITY GLOBALLY
SHARIAH COMPLIANT SYSTEM FOR RISK MITIGATION
FINANCIAL ENGINEERING TO INCREASE RANGE OF ISLAMIC FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS
UNDERSTANDING RIBA-FREE ISLAMIC BANKING
TAKAFUL: A VIABLE OPTION
CALL FOR ISSUING ISLAMIC TREASURY BILLS TO INVEST EXCESS LIQUIDITY
CONVENTIONAL VIS-‡-VIS ISLAMIC FINANCE
TAKAFUL PAKISTAN LTD. ? TREND SETTERS IN THE CONTEMPORARY INSURANCE MARKET
TAKAFUL VIS-‡-VIS TRADITIONAL INSURANCE
INTERESTING DEVELOPMENTS IN FINANCIAL SECTOR
STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF ISLAMIC BANKING
ISLAMIC BANKING HAVING IMMENSE GROWTH POTENTIAL

(Issue 24, June 16 - 22, 2008)

ACHIEVING ECONOMIC STABILITY A DIFFICULT TASK
BUDGET 2008-09
BUDGET AND MANUFACTURING SECTOR
BUDGET 2008-09: A HURRIEDLY PREPARED YET ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENT
STEPS TAKEN IN THE BUDGET TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF AGRICULTURE SECTOR
BUDGET AND AGRICULTURE SECTOR
BUDGET 2008-09: KEY OBJECTIVES
REALIGNED INDUSTRIAL PRIORITIES IN THE BUDGET
FOOD CROPS
DEVELOPING THE NEGLECTED SECTORS IN BALOCHISTAN
CITY BUDGET: PROVINCIAL-LOCAL COMMANDS CONFLICT
"OVERSHADOWED PUBLIC RELIEF IN THE FEDERAL BUDGET"
FEDERAL BUDGET ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL
CALL FOR CHECKING INFLATION THROUGH TIGHT MONETARY POLICY

(Issue 23, June 09 - 15, 2008)

FUEL INFLATION MANIA
OMCs REDUCED OIL SUPPLY TO FILLING STATIONS
PETROL PUMP OWNERS, OIL COS MAKING MONEY THRU OIL STORAGE
POWER SUPPLY AND UTILITY COMPANIES
PLAN EVOLVED TO PRODUCE 5,000 MW ELECTRICITY (Issue 23, June 09 - 15, 2008)
POWER SHORTAGE PROBLEM IN BALOCHISTAN
SOME TIPS FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION
ENERGY PROJECTS BE EVALUATED CONSIDERING EXTERNALITIES IMPACT OF ERR
IS DST RESULTING INTO POWER OUTAGE ELIMINATION?
HYDRO POWER POTENTIAL IN PAKISTAN
TEMPERING WITH THE CLOCK — NOT A SOLUTION TO ENERGY CRISIS
DAMS BE CONSTRUCTED WITHOUT DELAY
IMPORTANCE OF DAMS CONSTRUCTION FOR HYDRO POWER, WATER CONSERVATIONS
INTERVIEW: SINDH SECRETARY MINES & MINERAL DEVELOPMENT
IMPORTANCE OF BUILDING AN OIL CITY IN GWADAR
TAPPING THE GAS POTENTIAL OF BALOCHISTAN
ENERGY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM NEED IMPETUS
OGRA ALLOWS SETTING UP OF LPG AUTOGAS STATION IN LAHORE
POWER GENERATION ON ALTERNATIVE FUELS

(Issue 22, June 02 - 08, 2008)

A CRITICAL VIEW OF THE ECONOMY & BANKING SECTOR
UNCERTAINTIES IN BANKING SECTOR
WEAKENING DEPOSIT FRANCHISE
ZARI TARAQIATI BANK PLANS TO ESTABLISH 200 ONLINE BRANCHES
COMMERCIAL BANKING IN BALOCHISTAN: CHALLENGES & CONSTRAINTS
GROWTH OF PRIVATE SECTOR CREDIT
ARE BANKS READY TO SHARE PROFIT?
ASSESSING SBP MEASURES IMPACTS ON BANKS
DEBT MONETIZATION DEFYING FISCAL AND DEBT LIMITATION ACT 2005
STRIVING FOR A MORE EQUITABLE PAKISTAN
STOCK PLAYERS, BUSINESSMEN NOT HAPPY WITH SBP MEASURES
SUSTAINABLE BANKING IS THE CRYING NEED OF TIME
MICRO CREDIT: FINANCE SPECTRUM
TAMING OF THE BLUE-EYED BOYS - COMMERCIAL BANKS
ISLAMIC BANKING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
WORSENING CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT OF PAKISTAN

(Issue 21, May 26 - June 01, 2008)

BUDGET 2008-09 AMIDST EXTREME ECONOMIC STRESS
FEDERAL BUDGET 2008-09
WILL IT BE A BUDGET OF RELIEF?
NEED FOR STRIKING BALANCE BETWEEN INFLATION AND GROWTH
BROKERS, INVESTORS NO HOPE WITH THE BUDGET 2008-09
UNFOLDING GLOBALIZATION AND US
TIME MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS PLAN
BUDGET 2008-09: A CHALLENGE FOR THE NEW REGIME?
INGENUITY LIES IN TAPPING ADDITIONAL REVENUE RESOURCES
FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION IN BALOCHISTAN
REMOVING MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT COMPETITION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN
DECLINING PROFIT OF BANKS
RECONSIDERING PKR PEG WITH USD
BALOCHISTAN: PRE-BUDGET DIFFICULTIES
BUDGET DEFICIT FINANCING, SEIGNIORAGE AND INFLATION TAX
LARGE FISCAL DEFICIT; TOO BAD FOR THE ECONOMY

(Issue 20, May 19 - 25, 2008)

BAN ON IMPORT OF USED CARS LIKELY IN THE BUDGET 2008-9
AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY - THE DILEMMA OF GROWTH
BILLIONS OF RUPEES INVESTMENT AT STAKE
AUTO INDUSTRY WITNESSING SLUM
CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT REFORMING AUTO VENDOR INDUSTRY
TRUCK SECTOR: VULNERABILITY OF DRIVERS TO COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
INTERVIEW WITH SYED NABEEL HASHMI
OPPORTUNITY OF BECOMING AUTO EXPORT HUB
DEVELOPING AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IN GWADAR PORT CITY
CA COLLECTS RS 4.8 BILLION IMPORT DUTY ON 14,235 VEHICLES
AUTO INDUSTRY'S PERFORMANCE ON STOCK EXCHANGE
MOTOR THIRD PARTY INSURANCE
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FOR AUTOMOBILE SECTOR GROWTH
ADVANTAGES OF IMW NON-LUBRICATED CNG COMPRESSORS

(Issue 17 & 18, Apr 28 - May 11, 2008)

MICRO FINANCE: A WAY TO FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY
MICRO FINANCE: NEED TO REDEFINE OBJECTIVE
MICRO FINANCING AND WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
ROLE OF CBOS IN MICRO FINANCING
EXPANDING MICRO-FINANCE IN BALOCHISTAN
MICRO-FINANCE FEATURES IN ECONOMIC AGENDA
VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO HELP MICRO FINANCING PENETRATION
MICRO FINANCE DISBURSING STIPENDS
MICRO FINANCE AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION
AN INQUIRY INTO THE MICROFINANCE HISTORY AND PROSPECTS

(Issue 16, Apr 21 - 27, 2008)

BURNING RAMIFICATIONS OF MOUNTING OIL PRICES
WEST PROMOTING ISLAMIC BANKING TO ATTRACT MUSLIM INVESTMENTS
FOOD INFLATION
SOCIAL TURMOIL OF PRICE HIKE
INFLATION SEEMS TO BE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL
FOOD INFLATION OMEN OF POLITICAL, SOCIAL UPHEAVAL
HEDGING THE COMMODITY PRICE RISKS
IMPORT OF EDIBLE OILS: A GREAT BURDEN ON PAKISTAN'S EXCHEQUER
HOW TO COMBAT WHEAT CRISIS
PEOPLE LOSING THEIR PATIENCE
PRICE HIKES CREATING MAYHEM
FOOD INFLATION IN BALOCHISTAN
PRICE HIKE AFFECTING EVERY SEGMENT OF SOCIETY
BEWILDERED PEOPLE CONCERNS RELIEF, NOT BLAME GAME
REAL ESTATE INFLATION
REDEFINING GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
THE RAGING FIRE OF GLOBAL INFLATION
PRICE INFLATION, HIGH EXCHANGE AND INTEREST RATES AFFECTING AUTO INDUSTRY
INCREASES IN THE PRICES OF COMMON EDIBLE ITEMS

(Issue 15, Apr 14 - 20, 2008)

CHANGING DYNAMICS OF INSURANCE SECTOR
TAKAFUL PAKISTAN LTD. SETS NEW TRENDS
INSURANCE INDUSTRY
LIFE INSURANCE
INTERVIEW: HEAD OF BANCASSURANCE, NJI LIFE
EFU THE MARKET LEADER
REFORMS IN INSURANCE SECTOR
CROP INSURANCE - NOT A PANACEA FOR ALL
CROP INSURANCE: A NEGLECTED CLASS
INSURANCE: AN ISLAMIC WAY!
VAST SCOPE EXISTS IN HEALTH INSURANCE
INSURANCE BUSINESS IN BALOCHISTAN
INSURANCE POLICY LEVERAGE IN SME FINANCING
INSURANCE SECTOR IN PAKISTAN
INSURANCE PROVIDES SAFETY IN MONETARY PROBLEMS
THE UNIVERSAL INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
THE POTENTIAL OF INSURANCE SECTOR

(Issue 14, Apr 07 - 13, 2008)

SUMMER OF 2008
SANDWICHED BETWEEN KESC & WAPDA
HYDRO POWER POTENTIAL IN PAKISTAN
ALTERNATE ENERGY - A LONG TERM REMEDY TO POWER SHORTAGE
UNEXPLORED WIND ELECTRICITY
POWER CRISIS - SLEEPLESS SUMMER NIGHTS
ELECTRICITY CRISIS HITTING BUSINESS ACTIVITIES, CAUSING HARDSHIPS FOR STUDENTS
POWER SHORTAGE MAKES A PAINFUL SUMMER
VIABILITY OF THAR COAL MINING COMPANY
SUMMER WITHOUT ELECTRICITY IN BALOCHISTAN
ENERGY GENERATION MIX - RE-COMPOSITION IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY
SUMMER MONTHS AND ELECTRICITY
ELECTROCUTION NOT NO-ELECTRICITY!
EXTERNALITIES OF ENERGY CRISIS
PRIVATIZATION OF ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION
POLITICAL HEADWINDS DAMPENING ECONOMIC FEATURES

(Issue 13, Mar 31 - Apr 06, 2008)

OIL PRICE HIKE
FAULTY PRICE STRUCTURE OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
INTERVIEW: MOHAMMAD WASI KHAN, PRESIDENT & CEO BOSICOR PAKISTAN LTD
OIL PRICES - INTERNATIONAL SCENARIO
WORLD OIL PRICES AND THE WAR ON INFLATION
DECELERATION IN GDP GROWTH RATE
OIL PRICES HIKE PUSH UP IMPORT BILL, INFLATION, COST OF DOING BUSINESS, TRANSPORT CHARGES
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: BULL'S EYE TO OIL PRICE SHOOTS
LIVING WITH THE RISING OIL PRICES AND CHALLENGES AHEAD
PRESCRIBED PRICE MAKES PETROL AFFORDABLE
IS IRAN CONCERNED OVER DRILLING OF OIL WELLS IN BALOCHISTAN?
OVERCOMING LOOMING ENERGY CRISIS
SPILLOVER COST OF POLITICAL RISK PREMIUM IN OIL PRICES
OIL CRISIS: POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CHARACTERISTICS
THE SOARING OIL PRICES
COMPANY PROFILE

(Issue 12, Mar 24 - 30, 2008)

PEOPLE CELEBRATING 68TH ANNIVERSARY OF PAKISTAN RESOLUTION
DAY OF RECKONING
FOOD INFLATION POSING FORMIDABLE CHALLENGE TO NEXT GOVT
ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FOR THE NEW GOVERNMENT
AFTERMATH OF STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMS 
POVERTY: A LEGACY OF PARTITION
EFFECTS OF REMITTANCES ON PER CAPITA INCOME
PAKISTAN RESOLUTION 1940 AND PROVINCIAL AUTONOMY
SIXTY YEARS OF PAKISTAN AND ITS ACHIEVEMENTS
COMPARABLE WORTH IN PAKISTAN
PAKISTAN DAY - PROMISE OF A NEW ERA
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN PAKISTAN
SECTARIANISM, MONARCHY: MAJOR CAUSES OF DETERIORATION OF MUSLIM CIVILIZATION
IS PAKISTAN HEADING TOWARDS NOWHERE?
PUBLIC SECTOR DEVELOPMENT EXPENDITURES: IN RETROSPECTION
OATH TAKING: BEGINNING OF A NEW AREA

(Issue 11, Mar 17 - 23, 2008)

ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES MUTUAL FUNDS
THE UNDER-GROWN MUTUAL FUNDS MARKET
FAYSAL ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED.
THE JOURNEY OF EMANCIPATION: LADIES FUND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS
CCP INITIATES INQUIRY AGAINST KSE
DIVERSIFICATION IN MUTUAL FUNDS
INVESTMENT FRAUD
INTERVIEW: CHIEF EXECUTIVE ALFALAH GHP
AL-MEEZAN: THE BIGGEST ISLAMIC FUND MANAGER
REMARKABLE GROWTH OF MUTUAL FUNDS INDUSTRY
INTERVIEW: DR. AMJAD WAHEED CFA CHIEF EXECUTIVE
MUTUAL FUNDS: MOST COMMON AND POPULAR INVESTMENT OPTIONS FOR INVESTORS
NEED FOR CREATING AWARENESS
ASSESSING MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY

(Issue 10, Mar 10 - 16, 2008)

PAKISTAN EXPERIENCING WORST FOOD PRICE INFLATION
FOOD INFLATION
FAST FOOD OR MONOSALWA
FOOD STREETS IN LAHORE ATTRACTING PEOPLE
DORMANT FOOD STREETS PROJECTS OF KARACHI
AGRICULTURE SECTOR OF PAKISTAN
GHEE MANUFACTURERS EXPLOITING OIL PRICE HIKE
POST-FLOUR CRISIS SITUATION IN BALOCHISTAN
IS FLOUR CRISIS SIMMERING?
AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN BALOCHISTAN: CHALLENGES & CONSTRAINTS
CHINESE DROP IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY
SUGAR INDUSTRY: ETHANOL TO HELP CONTAIN OIL IMPORT BILL
SUGAR INDUSTRY: CROP MANAGEMENT TO MAKE TARGET ACHIEVABLE
SUGAR INDUSTRY: BAGGASE FUEL OF FUTURE
PRODUCTION OF RICE 2007-08
RICE VARIETIES RETAIL AND WHOLESALE PRICES
WHEAT TARGET VIS-A-VIS WHEAT CRISIS
DOMESTIC FOOD PRICES
NEW GOVERNMENT TO FACE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES
COTTON UPDATE
COTTON CRISIS - A BAD OMEN FOR THE TROUBLED TEXTILE SECTOR

POWER SHORTAGE AFFECTING AGRICULTURE IN BALOCHISTAN

GROUNDWATER RAPIDLY DEPLETING FOR EXTENSIVE WATER PUMPING IN PUNJAB

OPERATIONAL RISKS CONTROLS TO IMPROVE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD MANAGEMENT

AGRARIAN SOCIETY AND HIGH RISE OF FOOD PRICES

(Issue 09, Feb 25 - Mar 02, 2008)

HUGE OPPORTUNITIES IN TELECOM SECTOR

INTERVIEW: TORE JOHNSEN, CEO TELENOR PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN ATTRACTING FDI IN TELECOM SECTOR

INTERVIEW: CEO, MOBILE ZONE

BOOMING AND BEAMING TELECOM SECTOR

CHINA MOBILE PLANS SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY

MENACE OF CELLULAR PHONES

ISLAMIC VALUES IN TELECOM DEVICES

CELLULAR REVOLUTION

TELECOMMUNICATION SCENARIO IN THE COUNTRY

TELECOM INDUSTRY IN BALOCHISTAN

MOBILE TELEPHONY IN BALOCHISTAN
AGONIES OF FIXED LINE SUBSCRIBERS ON THE RISE
WIMAX TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE TELEDENSITY
POST-SALE SERVICES OF LANDLINE
PAKISTAN EMERGING DESTINATION FOR IT ENABLED SERVICES

(Issue 08, Feb 25 - Mar 02, 2008)

INCOMING GOVERNMENT IS TO HAVE STRONG BALANCE SHEET
INTEREST RATES AND THE ECONOMY
INTERVIEW: ECONOMIC ADVISOR, SBP
HIGHER SPREAD TO PREVAIL
CENTRAL BANK INTEREST RATE - A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD
INTEREST RATE INCREASE LEAVING NEGATIVE IMPACT ON ECONOMY
DISCOUNT RATE RISE: BORROWING TO INVESTMENT CLIMATE
AL MEEZAN INVESTMENTS HALF YEARLY RESULTS DEPICT PHENOMENAL GROWTH
THE CENTRAL BANKERS - DRIVERS OF THE WORLD ECONOMY
RISK BASED INTEREST PRICING OF FINANCING PRODUCTS
HIGH INTEREST RATES PROVE COUNTER PRODUCTIVE
RISING FINANCIAL COST: A CAUSE OF CONCERN
INTERVIEW WITH ALBARAKA ISLAMIC BANK COUNTRY HEAD
HUE AND CRY OVER INTEREST RATE RISE
BALOCHISTAN IN VICIOUS CIRCLE OF DEBT & INTEREST PAYMENTS
HIGHER INTEREST RATES

(Issue 07, Feb 18 - 24, 2008)

MID FISCAL YEAR FILLED WITH CHALLENGES
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
TIME TO SHOW CONFIDENCE IN PAKISTAN ECONOMY
HIGHER INFLATIONARY PRESSURE & RISING FISCAL DEFICIT
BANKS: BLUE EYED BOYS OF FINANCIAL SECTOR
SPI INCREASED BY 14.46 PER CENT
RURAL CREDIT DISBURSEMENT EXPANDING FAST
INTERVIEW: ZUBAIR MOTIWALA
PRICE HIKES CREATING NEW RECORDS
FIRST HALF TARGET AND ACHIEVEMENT IN RICE PRODUCTION
DAWOOD ISLAMIC BANK: A NEW HOPE FOR ISLAMIC FINANCE IN PAKISTAN
FIRST SIX MONTH TRADE IMBALANCE EXPANDS BY 27 PER CENT
BUMPER SUGARCANE CROP ALSO A PROBLEM
EXTENSIVE USE OF CNG IN TRANSPORT WITHOUT PROPER PLANNING
NO CUT IN PSDP
DESPITE RISING OIL PRICES GOVT ABSORBS HIGHEST SUBSIDY
TEXTILE EXPORTS OF $5.52 BN IN MID FISCAL YEAR
GOVERNMENT CONSIDERING CUT IN PUBLIC EXPENDITURES
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT INCREASES TO $1.8BN IN JULY-NOV
WHIPPED SLASH IN IMPORT OF USED CARS
SCOPE OF EXPANDING TAX NETWORK

(Issue 06, Feb 11 - 17, 2008)

LPG SECTOR IN PAKISTAN
INTERVIEW: ABBAS BIGRAMI
LPG INDUSTRY NEEDS ATTENTION
LPG'S GLOBAL GROWTH AND ITS DOMESTIC OUTLOOK
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MUHAMMAD RASHEED JUNG, MD PARCO
LPG SHOULD NOT BE USED IN TRANSPORT
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LPG CRISIS?
LPG HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE EVER GROWING BURDEN ON CNG
LPG DEMAND-SUPPLY SHORTFALL CAUSING PRICE ESCALATION: HADI KHAN
PASSING ON VOLATILITY RAMIFICATION
LPG - ECONOMICAL AND ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY SOURCE OF FUEL
CTC LAUNCHES 4TH THE BODY SHOP GRAND-STORE IN DEFENCE LAHORE
MARGINS IN LPG VALUE CHAIN REMAINS STRONG ENOUGH TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT
THE US$ 33M LNG ENGRO TERMINAL PROJECT TO BE OPERATIVE IN 2009
NEPRA, TARIFF AND THAR COAL
INTERVIEW WITH CEO OF NOOR LPG

(Issue 05, Feb 04 - 10, 2008)

MODARABAS - LINCHPIN OF THE ISLAMIC FINANCE
MONETARY POLICY
IJARA: THE ISLAMIC ALTERNATIVE FOR LEASING
LEASING SECTOR IN PAKISTAN
LEASE FINANCING FEELING PINCH OF FIERCE COMPETITION
MODARABAS IN THE PROCESS OF CONSOLIDATION
MODARABAS IN PAKISTAN
LEASING COMPANIES FOR LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: CHAIRMAN LAP
INTERVIEW: CEO SAUDI PAK LEASING
LEASING BUSINESS - SHIFTING FOCUS FROM INDUSTRIAL TO CONSUMER FINANCING
FIRST HABIB MODARABA (FHM)
CREATING SYNERGY
TAILOR-MADE LEASE FINANCING TO ENCOURAGE SME SECTOR

(Issue 04, Jan 28 - Feb 03, 2008)

RISING GOVERNMENT BORROWING
GOVERNMENT BORROWING ON RISE
PRIVATE SECTOR CREDIT DISBURSEMENT
PAKISTAN A FAVORITE BANKING MARKET IN THE REGION
SLUGGISH CREDIT GROWTH IN 2007
INTERVIEW: CEO PGL
CREDIT DISBURSEMENT
SPOTLIGHTING AGRICULTURE CREDIT IN PAKISTAN
FACETS OF MONETARY POLICY
NBP TRYING TO EXPAND OUTREACH OF SMALL LOANS
BARCLAYS SET TO START BANKING OPERATIONS IN PAKISTAN
CONSUMER FINANCING
EXTENDING AGRICULTURAL CREDITS TO SMALL FARMERS IN BALOCHISTAN
DUBAI ISLAMIC BANK PAKISTAN COMMITTED TO EXPAND ITS OPERATIONS

(Issue 03, Jan 21 - 27, 2008)

PAKISTAN FACING 33 PERCENT ELECTRICITY SHORTAGES

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES

LOAD SHEDDING IMPAIRING ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES BUT THE BLAME GAME CONTINUES

POWER SUPPLY - MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

NUCLEAR POWER: NOT AN UNMIXED BLESSING

COAL: THE ULTIMATE FUEL FOR POWER GENERATION

IMPORTANCE OF NEELUM-JHELUM HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT FOR PAKISTAN

POWER OUTAGE BADLY HIT INDUSTRIAL, TRADE ACTIVITIES

HALT IN POWER THEFT CAN ABRIDGE POWER SUPPLY-DEMAND GAP

ELECTRICITY SCENARIO

IRAN TO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN MANAGING POWER REQUIREMENTS OF GWADAR

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF COAL RESOURCES IN PAKISTAN

THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF LOAD SHEDDING

INTERVIEW: KHALID MIRZA CHAIRMAN CCP

THE POWER CRISIS

NUCLEAR FISSION FOR POWER GENERATION

NEGLECTED POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

(Issue 02, Jan 14 - 20, 2008)

AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY - THE DILEMMA OF GROWTH

PAKISTAN'S AUTO INDUSTRY

EXPLICIT PROTECTIONISM TO BRANDISH LOCAL AUTOMOBILES

TIME HAS COME TO CHECK IMPORT OF CARS 

EXPORT OF CBUS & SPARE PARTS

AUTO INDUSTRY'S PERFORMANCE ON STOCK EXCHANGE

VENDOR INDUSTRY CONFRONTED WITH PROBLEMS

AUTO POLICY NEEDS REVISION

DECLARATION OF TRUCK SECTOR AN INDUSTRY

AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

AUTO INSURANCE

SCOPE OF AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IN BALOCHISTAN

HINOPAK MOTORS LIMITED

(Issue 01, Jan 07 - 13, 2008)

INFLATION ENTERS IN ALARMING ZONE

ENERGY PRICES - THE RUTHLESS DRIVERS OF INFLATION

NOW WHEAT CRISIS STANDS FRONT!

INTEMPERATE INFLATION

SKYROCKETING PRICES OF COMMODITIES

HIGHER LEARNING BEYOND THE AMBIT OF COMMON PERSON

MOUNTING PRICE OF EDUCATION

YEAR 2007 WAS HARD FOR CONSUMERS

PRICE HIKE SYNDROME

DIVISION OF RULE ENGENDERING CONSUMERS' FLEECING: DOS PRICE CONTROL

UNBRIDLED PRICE MECHANISM CAUSING INFLATIONARY PRESSURE

CRISIS OF TEXTILE SECTOR BADLY AFFECTING ECONOMY

INFLATION, TRADE DEFICIT POSING SERIOUS THREAT TO ECONOMY

FOOD PRICE HIKE

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YEAR 2007

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(Issue 52, Dec 31, 2007 - Jan 06, 2008)

2007 YEAR OF MEGA EVENTS

WINNING SPREE OF SHAUKAT AZIZ

CARETAKER SINDH MINISTER EXPECTS ECONOMIC TURNAROUND

CRISIS OF TEXTILE SECTOR BADLY AFFECTING ECONOMY

2007 - A YEAR OF TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMIC PAYOUTS

SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN 2007

(Issue 51, Dec 17 - 30, 2007)

R&D IN PAKISTAN'S AGRICULTURE SECTOR

R&D IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR

R & D - AN UNDER PERFORMING SECTOR IN AN OVER-SPENDING SOCIETY

COMBINED PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURE CAN PRODUCE DESIRED RESULTS

RESEARCH IS MISUNDERSTOOD SUBJECT: DG, R&D FPCCI

R&D FUNDS MISAPPROPRIATED: DR. SHAHID HASAN SIDDIQUI

NUCLEOPLASTY : SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF BACK PAIN

PAKISTAN FAR BEHIND IN RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF HEALTH SECTOR

JOJOBA: A WONDER PLANT WITH MULTIFARIOUS ADVANTAGES

POPULARITY AND BENEFITS OF DRIP IRRIGATION

SPACE & ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

BALOCHISTAN: RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

KNOWLEDGE BASED ECONOMY: A PROSPECT

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN BALOCHISTAN WATER SECTOR

IMPORTANCE OF COMPOSTING IN AGRICULTURAL FARMING

AN INSIGHT INTO TEXTILE R&D IN PAKISTAN

R&D ACTIVITIES-BEDROCK FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY

THE STATE OF AGRICULTURE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN PAKISTAN

(Issue 50, Dec 10 - 16, 2007)

INNOVATION IN IT AND TELECOMMUNICATION

DIGITAL ERA

DIGITAL REVOLUTION

MEDIA MANAGEMENT IN PAKISTAN

THE FAST EXPANDING IT & TELECOM SECTOR

GOVERNMENT'S SUPPORT NEEDED TO DEVELOP CHARACTER ANIMATION SECTOR

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF RURAL WOMEN TELENOR BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE THROUGH ENTERPRENUERSHIP

INTERVIEW: YUSUF HUSSAIN MD. PSEB

INTERVIEW: VIQARUL ISLAM

DIGITAL ERA

TECHNOLOGY AND BANKING

INTEL COMMEMORATES 10 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN'S SOFTWARE OUTPERFORM INTERNATIONAL'S: JEHAN ARA

DIGITAL REVOLUTION INFLUENCING HUMAN BEHAVIOR

IT IN MEDIA

HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE TELECOM MARKET

DIGITAL CULTURE SCENARIO IN THE COUNTRY

DIGITIZATION: THE MANIFESTO FOR ENHANCED BANKING PRODUCTIVITY

DETERMINATION OF ROI OF A BILLING SYSTEM

PAKISTAN NEEDS MORE STEPS TO REAP BENEFITS IN IT SECTOR

DYNAMIC EDUCATION SIN QUO NON FOR DIGITAL CULTURE

(Issue 49, Dec 03 - 09, 2007)

OIL IMPORT BILL POISED TO HIT $9 BILLION MARK IN 2007-08

SUBSIDY MYTH OR FACT

DOLLAR HUNDRED A BARREL — THE CHALLENGES AHEAD.SKYROCKETING OIL PRICE

A CHALLENGE FOR ECONOMY

OIL PRICES 

ALTERNATE RESOURCES

REDEFINING ENERGY STRATEGY

INTERVIEW: SR. VICE CHAIRMAN, LPG DISTRIBUTOR WELFARE ASSOCIATION

PRICE IMPACT TO BE REASONABLE: MALIK KHUDA BUKSH

FUEL PRICES TO PUSH UP INFLATION, HIT ECONOMIC GROWTH

IMPROVING SECURITY FOR OIL & GAS EXPLORATION

MEETING POWER SHORTAGE THROUGH SMALL HYDROPOWER PROJECTS

ECONOMIC GROWTH AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION

US-BASED PAKISTAN POWER RESOURCES POWER PLANT STARTS DISPATCHING 20MW OF POWER

BALOCHISTAN'S LONG-STANDING CLAIM OVER PPL

IN THE WAKE OF ROCKETING OIL PRICES

KCCI ENVISAGES PAKISTAN'S FUTURE

THE IMPACT OF RISING OIL PRICES ON THE ECONOMY

(Issue 48, Nov 26 - Dec 02, 2007)

FALLOUT OF EMERGENCY AND STOCK EXCHANGE

STOCK MARKET AND EMERGENCY

FUNDAMENTALS VS. POLITICS

STOCK MARKET SUSTAINING PRESSURES

POLITICAL EMERGENCY AND MUTUAL FUNDS

ROLE OF MUTUAL FUNDS INDUSTRY

PAKISTANI STOCK MARKET

INTERVIEW: TARA UZRA DAWOOD

INTERVIEW: ADNAN AFRIDI, KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE (GUARANTEE) LIMITED

IPOS FOR ENHANCING THE MARKET SIZE

INTERVIEW WITH GM/COO LSE

RETAIL INVESTMENT IN EXCHANGE NEEDS TO BE PROMOTED

INTERVIEW: CEO, ZAFAR MOTI CAPITAL SECURITIES (PVT.) LTD.

SCOPE FOR OPENING A SHARE MARKET AT GWADAR

(Issue 47, Nov 19 - 25, 2007)

ADAMJEE INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

THE UNIVERSAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD.

NEW JUBILEE INSURANCE

STATE LIFE - SYMBOL OF FINANCIAL PROTECTION AND SECURITY

INSURANCE AND ECONOMY GO TOGETHER 

ADAMJEE INSURANCE PROVIDING GENERAL INSURANCE

THIRD PARTY INSURANCE: A BANE OR BOON

INTERVIEW: CAPT. JAMIL, CEO TAKAFUL PAKISTAN LIMITED

LIFE INSURANCE

INTERVIEW: M. VAQARUDDIN CEO PAK-QATAR GENERAL TAKAFUL

FROM CAPTIVE COMPANIES TO PARTNERS IN SYNERGY

GENERAL INSURANCE IN PAKISTAN

INSURANCE BUSINESS

(Issue 46, Nov 12 - 18, 2007)

GWADAR PORT

DRIVING HOUSING SECTOR AS ENGINE OF GROWTH IN BALOCHISTAN

AFTERMATH'S OF LAND ENCROACHMENTS ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT

CEMENTING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

INTERVIEW: COL.(R) F. MAQBOOL AFRIDI, CHIEF EXECUTIVE GWADAR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES (Pvt) LIMITED.

AN INTERVIEW WITH BASHEER AHMED CHOWDRY 

SPECULATOR-FUELLED REAL ESTATE SCENARIO IN GWADAR

MARBLE INDUSTRY DEVELOPING ON MODERN LINES IN BALOCHISTAN

INVESTMENT IN REAL ESTATE OFFERS LUCRATIVE RETURNS

REAL ESTATE BUSINESS STARTS SLOW RECOVERY IN LAHORE, OTHER MAJOR URBAN CITIES

THREE LAKH LOW-PRICE FLATS TO BE BUILT: SINDH MINISTER

EMERGING TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

IMTIAZ RAFI BUTT, A DYNAMIC PERSONALITY, A GREAT SON OF A GREAT FATHER

ISSUES OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PAKISTAN AND NEW ROLE OF HBFCL

UNLOCKING REAL ESTATE VALUE

(Issue 45, Nov 05 - 11, 2007)

ROLE OF WOMEN IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A LADY WITH POSITIVE ATTITUDE

HANDICRAFTS A SOURCE OF WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

WOMEN IN POWER-BLAZING NEW TRAILS

PAKISTANI WOMEN FACING MANIFOLD CHALLENGES IN BUSINESS

UZRA DAWOOD

INTERVIEW: BEGUM SALMA AHMED, FOUNDER PRESIDENT WOMEN'S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

INCREASING ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE ECONOMY

EMPOWERING WOMEN

AURAT FOUNDATION WORKING FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN BALOCHISTAN

INTERVIEW WITH SHAMIM AKHTAR

INTERVIEW: DR. SAEEDA MALIK, MINISTER OF WOMEN DEVELOPMENT, SINDH.

SOS FROM UNPAID WOMEN LABORS

A DARING SUCCESS STORY

THE RURAL WOMAN OF PAKISTAN

BEST WOMAN GOVERNOR OF THE CENTRAL BANKS IN ASIA

DYNAMIC WOMEN - NEED OF A VIBRANT ECONOMY

(Issue 44, Oct 29 - Nov 04, 2007)

MICROFINANCE PROGRAMMES VITAL FOR REDUCING POVERTY, PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH

CONSUMERISM IS NOWHERE.

CAR FINANCING

EMERGING MIDDLE CLASS ENJOYING CONSUMER FINANCE FACILITY

ANALYSIS OF CONSUMER FINANCING REGULATIONS IN PAKISTAN

INEXPERIENCED BANKS FACING PROBLEMS IN CONSUMER BANKING

FRANCHISING & NOVOU-CONSUMERISM IN MIDDLE EAST

RATIO OF BAD LOANS INCREASING CONSUMER FINANCE

INTERVIEW: A. HAMID FARID, BUSINESS MANAGER CARDS

INTERVIEW: ZAFAR ALI KHAN, HEAD OF CONSUMER FINANCE, MEEZAN BANK LTD.

CREDIT CARDS

THE GROWING MARKET OF CONSUMER FINANCE

PAGE CONGRATULATES DR. SHAMSHAD AKHTAR, GOVERNOR SBP, FOR THE HONOR OF THE BEST GOVERNOR IN ASIA, SHE EARNED FOR THE NATION

CONSUMER FINANCE VS. PROPENSITY TO SAVE

(Issue 43, Oct 22 - 28, 2007)

ATTOCK REFINERY LIMITED

NATIONAL REFINERY LIMITED

ENHANCEMENT OF REFINING CAPACITY AT A SLOW PACE

CO2 EMISSION AND CLIMATE REPERCUSSIONS

PETROL-LOW PRODUCTION & VERY HIGH CONSUMPTION IN THE COUNTRY

OFF-SHORE DRILLING BEGINS IN PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN NEEDS NEW REFINERIES TO MEET GROWING ENERGY REQUIREMENTS

REFINERIES: AN OVERVIEW

INTERVIEW: MUHAMMED SOHAIL SHAMSI, CHAIRMAN, INDUS REFINERY LIMITED

INTERVIEW: WASI KHAN PRESIDENT & CEO OF BOSICOR PAKISTAN LTD

PAKISTAN'S REFINING SECTOR

REFINERIES IN PAKISTAN

(Issue 41&42, Oct 08 - 21, 2007)

FASTEST GROWING INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING QUALIFICATION A VALUE ADDITION IN EDUCATION

INTERVIEW: MALIK NASIR NAWAZ

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILITIES

PHENOMENON OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

HUMAN RESOURCES INTEGRATION

SPEEDY HR DEVELOPMENT A MUST TO CHECK OIL PRICES

HRM'S HOLY GRAIL

HRD TODAY AND TOMORROW

INTERVIEW: DR. MUHAMMAD ABUZAR WAJIDI

INTERVIEW: HAJI KARIM BAKHSH SIDDIQUI

DHL, AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

A COMPREHENSIVE HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY FOR BALOCHISTAN

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FOR BALOCHISTAN

SME SECTOR VITAL FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION, JOB CREATION

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND THE CHANGE

FAYSAL BANK, HOPING ITS BEST

CAUSES AND RAMIFICATIONS OF BRAIN DRAIN

EMPOWERING HUMAN CAPITAL

INTERVIEW: IMTIAZ HUSSAIN: HR HEAD BERGER PAINTS

INTERVIEW: ZUBAIR MUGHAL

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & TRAINING

(Issue 40, Oct 01 - 07, 2007)

CHEVROLET

TATA BUSES TO PLY ON KARACHI ROADS

AUTO INSURANCE, A COMPULSORY CONVENIENCE

INTERVIEW: IRFAN ALI SABIR, VICE-CHAIRMAN CENTRAL, (PASPIDA)

PAKISTAN SECOND LARGEST CNG USER COUNTRY

BALOCHISTAN: A HAVEN FOR CAR-SNATCHERS

CHINESE EYE PAKISTAN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

AUTO FINANCING

AUTO SECTOR MOVING FAST

FRESH INCENTIVES FOR NEW ENTRANTS TO AUTO INDUSTRY

AN OVERVIEW OF AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

PAKISTAN'S AUTO INDUSTRY

MULTIPLYING AUTOMOBILES INTENSIFYING AIR POLLUTION

AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR REGISTERS IMPRESSIVE GROWTH

INTERVIEW: PARVEZ GHIAS CEO INDUS MOTORS

AUTO & ALLIED

(Issue 39, Sep 24 - 30, 2007)

CORPORATE FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH DEVELOPMENT.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION AND HEALTH HAZARDS

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF HUMAN HEALTH CONDITIONS IN CHANGING WORLD ENVIRONMENT

600 MILLION PEOPLE INFECTED WITH EITHER HEPATITIS-B OR C

FIVE INDUSTRIES MAJOR POLLUTERS IN PAKISTAN

POTABLE WATER SUPPLY NETWORK INVOKES RENOVATION

CUBA'S HEALTH CARE: LESSONS TO BE LEARNT

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMY OF BALOCHISTAN

ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF DEVELOPMENT IN BALOCHISTAN

ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH

POLLUTION IN KARACHI

INTERVIEW: PERVAIZ AHMED CEO PAK QATAR FAMILY TAKAFUL

PROMINENT HOSPITALS

NEED TO MAKE HEALTH CARE AFFORDABLE

HEALTH SECTOR IN BALOCHISTAN

ABYSMAL STATE OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN BMC HOSPITAL QUETTA

SHAUKAT KHANUM CANCER HOSPITAL ALLEVIATING THE SUFFERING OF CANCER PATIENTS

HEALTH SECTOR & CRITICAL CHALLENGES AHEAD

INTERVIEW: JUERGEN KOENIG, MANAGING DIRECTOR MERCK MARKER

SPIRITED AHEAD...

ROLE OF NGOS IN PREVENTION OF HIV IN PAKISTAN

ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION

HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

(Issue 38, Sep 17 - 23, 2007)

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IS VITAL FOR IMPROVING QUALITY COTTON AND OTHER CROPS

IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGIES IN AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE OUTPUT IS THE KEY TO ITS PRODUCTIVITY AND EXPORTS

MAKING BALOCHISTAN THE FOOD BASKET OF PAKISTAN

WATER LOGGING & SALINITY CONTROL

AGRO-BASED PRODUCE & EXPORT SCENARIO

PUNJAB'S AGRICULTURE UNDER WTO REGIME

AGRICULTURE SECTOR NEEDS A RADICAL PARADIGM SHIFT

AGRICULTURE IS LINKED WITH WATER DEVELOPMENT IN BALOCHISTAN

SCOPE FOR OF OILSEED CROPS IN BALOCHISTAN

CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS

ENGRO, A TRUSTED NAME IN FERTILIZER

AGRICULTURE FACING LOW PRODUCTIVITY IN PAKISTAN

PROBLEMS AND PLIGHTS OF SUGARCANE GROWERS

SUGAR POLITICS

GROWING SHORTAGE OF WATER

EXPORT POTENTIAL OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OF PAKISTAN

AGRICULTURAL PROBLEMS & ECONOMY

TRACTORS PRICES ARE HIGH IN PAKISTAN

RICE, A BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

ISLAMIC MICRO FINANCE BOUND TO CHANGE RURAL LIFESTYLE

LENDING TO AGRICULTURE SECTOR

COMPREHENSIVE POLICY FOR EXPORT OF DIFFERENT CROPS

AGRICULTURE AND EXPORTS

(Issue 37, Sep 10 - 16, 2007)

INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

INTERVIEW OF ARIF MASUD MIRZA, HEAD OF ACCA PAKISTAN

PAK-AUSTRALIA COOPERATION FOCUS ON EDUCATION

HAILEY COLLEGE OF BANKING & FINANCE LAHORE

HIGH COST OF EDUCATION

BUSINESS EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN

COMBATING EDUCATION BACKWARDNESS IN BALOCHISTAN

EDUCATION AT ITS BEST!

SZABIST PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

HEC INITIATIVE

EDUCATION NEEDS GOVERNMENT ATTENTION

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

GENDER DISPARITY IN SCHOOL EDUCATION

WOMEN'S EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN: LONG ROAD AHEAD

PLIGHT OF EDUCATION & REFORMS IN PAKISTAN-A FLASHBACK

THE CITIZENS FOUNDATION

LUMS PRODUCING SKILLED HUMAN RESOURCES

EDUCATION FOR SALE?

COST OF EDUCATION

QUALITY OF BUSINESS SCHOOLS

ISSUES IN PRIMARY EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN

INTERVIEW: BRIG.(R) AGHA AHMAD GUL

EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN

(Issue 36, Sep 03 - 09, 2007)

ADB FUNDED PROGRAM

PROSPECTS OF HEDGE FUNDS AND THEIR REQUIRED OPERATIONAL RISKS CONTROLS IN PAKISTAN

VENTURING AHEAD

POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY SCARING THE INVESTORS

NEED FOR ENHANCING FREE FLOAT OF EQUITIES MARKET

FINANCIAL SECTOR SPEARHEADING THE CAPITAL MARKET

ASIAN STOCK MARKETS MADE A CAUTIOUS REBOUND

COLLAPSE OF THE U.S SUBPRIME MORTGAGE MARKET AND ITS FALLOUT

DERIVATIVES AND PAKISTANI MARKET

CAPITAL MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD PERFORMED AT PEAK 2007

VOLATILITY DEFINED

VOLATILITY

(Issue 35, Aug 27 - Sep 02, 2007)

AMERICANS EYE PAKISTAN TEXTILE BUSINESS

PAKISTAN TEXTILE

FATE OF PAK-IRAN TEXTILE MILLS IN BALOCHISTAN?

POOR POLICIES OF THE PAST

TEXTILE INDUSTRY TOWARDS NEW HORIZONS

CHRONOLOGICAL CALL FOR OPERATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT IN TEXTILE INDUSTRY

VALUE ADDITION

READYMADE GARMENT INDUSTRY

IMPACT OF SAFTA ON PAKISTAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY

INTERVIEW: MURTAZA DHARAMSI

QUALITY COTTON PRODUCTION IN BALOCHISTAN

SPOTLIGHT ON CURRENT COTTON POSITION

TEXTILE INDUSTRY: EXPORT TARGET OF $12B FOR 2007--$24B BY 2013

INTERVIEW: ASAD PREMJEE, PARTNER IN METCO TEXTILE A LEADING FIGURE IN SPINNING SECTOR

RASHID SOORTY'S COMMENTS ON EXPORT CHALLENGES

TEXTILE

(Issue 34, Aug 20 - 26, 2007)

PAKISTAN: THE REAL SAGA

POVERTY AND ITS ALLEVIATION

NEW POLICY FOR SMES

MICRO ECONOMIC INDICATORS NOT SO ENCOURAGING

PROMOTING MICRO-FINANCING IN PAKISTAN

CAUSES OF POVERTY IN PAKISTAN

AN INQUIRY INTO THE RURAL AND URBAN POVERTY IN PAKISTAN

CHILD DEVELOPMENT NEEDS PROPER FOCUS

ICI: LEADING IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

PAKISTAN NOW ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIES IN ASIA

POVERTY HAVE PROFOUND EFFECTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH

POVERTY: AN ENORMOUS CHALLENGE IN BALOCHISTAN

THE POVERTY-CONFLICT NEXUS IN BALOCHISTAN

SMES: DRIVING ENGINE OF ECONOMIES

MICRO FINANCE BANKS

POVERTY ALLEVIATION: MAKE IT A BUSINESS, NOT CHARITY

ECONOMIC GROWTH AND POVERTY

ALLEVIATING OR ELEVATING POVERTY

60TH INDEPENDENCE DAY OF PAKISTAN

(Issue 33, Aug 13 - 19, 2007)

AGRICULTURE POLICY

COTTON TEXTILE

LOOMING POWER CRISIS

AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL

GWADAR: AN EMERGING REGIONAL TRANSSHIPMENT PORT

GOVERNMENT CHALKS OUT AGGRESSIVE ACTION PLAN FOR HIGHER EDUCATION RESPONDING TO MARKET DEMAND

INTERVIEW DR SHEHLA JAVED AKRAM

HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY STRESSES UPON SCHOLARSHIPS AT A MASSIVE SCALE

PAKISTAN ON INDEX OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM

POLITICAL STABILITY A PRE CONDITION FOR GROWTH TO CONTINUE...

CHINA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS: WHO REALLY BENEFITS?

BALOCHISTAN

CAPITAL MARKET

MERE CONSISTENCY OF ECONOMIC POLICIES CANNOT PROVIDE FRUITFUL RESULTS

BOOM OR BUBBLE

STRATEGIC CHANGES IN MONETARY POLICY FORMULATION

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

IMPORTANCE OF FDA IN PAKISTAN ECONOMY

AN OUTLINE OF PAKISTAN'S ECONOMIC POLICIES

(Issue 32, Aug 06 - 12, 2007)

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ENERGY RESOURCE UTILIZATION IN PAKISTAN

OPTIONS FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION

MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH MADE ON IRAN-PAKISTAN-INDIA GAS PIPELINE PROJECT SNGPL SIGNS GAS SUPPLY AGREEMENTS WITH FOUR IPPS

PAKISTAN PROMISING LNG PLAYER ON GLOBAL ENERGY MAP

REFINERIES TAKING A NEW SHAPE IN PAKISTAN

SHORTFALL OF NATURAL GAS

PETROLEUM POLICY 2007

CGGC OF CHINA WINS CONTRACT FOR NEELUM-JHELUM HYDROPOWER PROJECT

WAPDA ENCOURAGING THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN SETTING UP POWER PROJECTS

INTERVIEW: S.M. AMJAD CEO KESC

ASSOCIATED GROUP, ONE OF PAKISTAN'S PRE-EMINENT CORPORATE LEADERS LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS IMPORT TERMINAL AT PORT QASIM TO BE READY IN NOVEMBER 2008

NUCLEAR ENERGY NOT THE ANSWER

FOREIGN STAKES IN PAKISTAN ENERGY SECTOR

OPENING BALOCHISTAN FOR OIL & GAS EXPLORATION

A CRITICAL REVIEW OF ENERGY SECTOR

GAS PRICES TO REMAIN UNCHANGED TILL JAN 2008-OGRA

IS PAKISTAN AN ENERGY DEFICIENT COUNTRY

PROGAS CNG: SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO PAKISTAN'S ENERGY NEEDS.

ENERGY CRISIS & ENERGY OPTIONS

(Issue 31, July 30 - Aug 05, 2007)

TIME VALUE OF MONEY IN ISLAMIC BANKING

SOVEREIGN GUARANTEE ENCOURAGE LOCAL SAVINGS

INTERVIEW: TARA UZRA DAWOOD

NATIONAL SAVINGS SCHEMES

INTERVIEW SYED AJAZ AHMED

INTERVIEW: ALI HEMANI-HEAD OF AKD ON-LINE TRADING

ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH TO INVEST?

YOUNG STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO INVEST

INVESTMENT FLOW ON DECLINE DUE TO HIGH COST OF DOING BUSINESS

NIT, A PREMIER INVESTMENT ANNOUNCED RECORD DIVIDEND FOR 2007

HIGH PREMIUM OF HBL IPO MAY KEEP AWAY THE AVERAGE INVESTORS

WHERE TO INVEST MONEY?

(Issue 30, July 23 - 29, 2007)

MANGO — II

WHEAT MOST IMPORTANT STAPLE FOOD CROP OF PAKISTAN

KEY TO THE GATE OF SUCCESS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

SWEETENER ONE OF THE BASIC FOOD COMPONENTS

USE OF PESTICIDES ON COTTON CROP AND FINDING THEIR ALTERNATIVES

FOOD INFLATION AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR IN PAKISTAN...

RICE CONSUMPTION IN PAKISTAN

FOOD AT KARACHI SHERATON

NESTLE PAKISTAN'S PLANS TO INVEST $371 MILLION UP TO THE YEAR 2014

INTERVIEW: QADIR BAKHSH BALOCH

FOOD PRODUCTION IN THE COUNTRY

TRADE POLICY 2007-08

FOOD

(Issue 29, July 16 - 22, 2007)

HTC LAUNCHED IN PAKISTAN WITH MOBILE ZONE

RISK MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION

MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY — A FEATURE TO ENHANCE CUSTOMER

ROLE OF TELECOMMUNICATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRADE

ACHIEVEMENTS OF IT, TELECOM SECTOR IN PAKISTAN

TELECOM REGISTERS 50 PERCENT GROWTH IN 2006-07

BALOCHISTAN: A HIGHLY POTENTIAL TELECOM MARKET

O2 EMBRACES MICROSOFT WINDOWS MOBILE® 6

TELENOR PAKISTAN: CONNECTING THE YOUNG

WARID TELECOM ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT WITH SINGTEL

CHINA MOBILE PLANS TO INVEST ANOTHER US $500M IN PAKISTAN

PTCL REMAINS THE LEADING PLAYER

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

ME FIRMS EYE PAKISTAN TELECOM

AN OVERVIEW OF TELECOMMUNICATION SECTOR IN PAKISTAN

THE TELECOM SECTOR

(Issue 28, July 09 - 15, 2007)

DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN BALOCHISTAN

GWADAR

BALOCHISTAN: A heaven on earth

BALOCHISTAN — THE UNLEASHED POTENTIAL OF $58 BILLION P.A.

BALOCHISTAN: Bleeding dry of blood and gas

DEVELOPMENT OF BALOCHISTAN NEEDS DEVOTION

BALOCHISTAN: Future of Pakistan

HEAVY RAINS HIT MILLIONS IN BALOCHISTAN

BALOCHISTAN: Chamalang coal city starts production

BALOCHISTAN: Between Sardars & Sarkars

GWADAR PORT

ELECTRICITY SCENARIO IN BALOCHISTAN

BALOCHISTAN: EMERGING HUB OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

BALOCHISTAN

(Issue 27, July 02 - 08, 2007)

PAKISTAN & IT — ANALYZING THE CONTRIBUTION

E-COMMERCE A MANIFESTO FOR K- BUSINESS

US IMMIGRATION REFORMS

TAKING INTERNET TO THE PEOPLE

IT ADVANCEMENT

PUBLIC SECTOR PROVIDING SOUND FOOTINGS TO IT SECTOR IN PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN EMERGING AS VISIBLE POTENTIAL IT SOURCE

BUSINESS MODELS HAVE TO BE REDEFINED

KALSOFT: AN ICON OF IT INDUSTRY

INTERVIEW: SALIM GHAURI, CHAIRMAN & CEO NETSOL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

TIME TO MOVE IT

(Issue 26, June 25 - July 01, 2007)

ASSUMING A ROLE FOR SOCIAL WELFARE: TAKING A NEW SHAPE IN PAKISTAN

ASKARI BANK — PROVIDING BETTER FINANCIAL SOLUTION TO FARMERS INSURANCE

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE INCREASE IN BANKING SECTOR

PRIVATE SECTOR LEADING THE RALLY OF INSURANCE GROWTH IN PAKISTAN

DESPITE INCENTIVES

TAKAFUL — THE ISLAMIC WAY OF INSURANCE

WORLD'S LARGEST RE-INSURANCE COMPANIES SETTING UP TAKAFUL COUNTERS

CREDIT LIFE INSURANCE

INSURANCE SECTOR OFFERS TREMENDOUS GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

BANKING & INSURANCE

(Issue 25, June 18 - 24, 2007)

HOW TO REDUCE INDUSTRIAL COST OF PRODUCTION!

COTTON: SILVER FIBER

COST OF EXPORTS CAN BE REDUCED THROUGH PROPER PLANNING

ANTI-DUMPING Ñ POSITIVE WINDS OF CHANGE

DECLINING BEDLINEN EXPORTS

WHEAT AND RICE

RIGHT POLICIES FOR THE VALUE ADDING SECTOR

REAP: PAKISTAN RICE EXPORT SCENE

PAKISTAN'S SURGICAL INDUSTRY HAS POTENTIAL TO SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE EXPORTS

TRADE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF PAKISTAN

SLUGGISH EXPORTS & RISING INPUT COSTS

(Issue 24, June 11 - 17, 2007)

POWER CRISIS

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK SUSTAINING RECORD LOAD

CAPACITY EXPANSION

COAL — PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF ENERGY IN FUTURE

INTERVIEW: SOHAIL WAJAHAT H.SIDDIQUI

HISTORICAL VIEW OF POWER SECTOR CRISIS IN PAKISTAN AND AVAILABLE RESOURCES

LET'S HELP KESC

THE BLAME GAME WILL NOT HELP

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES, A DREAM TO COME TRUE

PAKISTAN HAS A HUGE HYDEL POTENTIAL

FESCO — EXPANDING DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

VIOLENCE IN THE DARK & HEAT

POWER RESOURCES UNDER UTILIZED IN PAKISTAN

PRIVATIZATION

(Issue 23, June 04 - 10, 2007)

PRE-BUDGET 2007-08

SALIENT FEATURE FOR THE BUDGET

A SNAP SHOT OF BUDGET PRIORITIES

OICCI BUDGET PROPOSALS

PRE-BUDGET VIEW FROM ISLAMABAD

PRE-BUDGET VIEW FROM LAHORE

PRE-BUDGET PROPOSALS BY AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL

ECONOMIC & POLICY ISSUES — TAXES & BUDGETS

KCCI RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE BUDGET 2007-2008

FEDERAL BUDGET 2007-08

HIGH PRICES AGAIN AT BUDGET TIME

(Issue 22, May 28 - June 03, 2007)

PORTS & SHIPPING

PORT & SHIPPING ACTIVITY GEARING UP, SAYS MINISTER

GSA: A HISTORIC LEADER

KPT - FROM PORT OPERATOR TO CITY DEVELOPER

PORT QASIM INDUSTRIAL ZONES - A FUTURE OUTLOOK

SHIPPING INDUSTRY CONFRONTING MANIFOLD PROBLEMS

PNSC, ABM AMRO SIGN $135MN FINANCING DEAL

LEVEL-PLAYING FIELD NEEDED TO ENCOURAGE INVESTMENT IN SHIPPING

UMA- MOVING TOWARDS GREATER ACHIEVEMENTS

HIGH-POWERED BODY NEEDED TO ACHIEVE DESIRED RESULTS IN GWADAR

PROGAS - A STATE-OF-THE-ART PROJECT

(Issue 21, May 21 - 27, 2007)

MICROFINANCE IN PAKISTAN

MICROFINANCE FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION

SUBSIDIZED MARK-UP RATE GIVES NBP EDGE IN MICROFINANCE SCHEME

NBP KAROBAR - A PERSPECTIVE

MICROFINANCING: EMPOWERING THE UN-BANKED

MICROFINANCE - AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY

MICROFINANCE — FACTS & REQUIREMENTS

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS GO ON IN THE BANKING SECTOR

EASY AND INCREASED ACCESS TO MICROFINANCE A MUST FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION

SMES COULD HELP GENERATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

CREATING ECONOMICALLY SUSTAINED ENTITIES

POVERTY CAN BE ALLEVIATED

MICROFINANCE SECTOR IN PAKISTAN — GROWTH & EXPANSION

ECONOMIC INDICATORS ON MICRO-LEVEL NOT ENCOURAGING

(Issue 18 & 19, Apr 30 - May 13, 2007)

MEGA REAL ESTATE PROJECTS

UAE PROPERTY LEGEND FAYSAL AL ZAROONI LAUNCHES PRIDE PROJECT BROADWAY RESIDENCIA IN GWADAR

UPCOMING MEGA PROJECTS IN THE 'CITY OF LIGHTS'

GWADAR DEVELOPMENT BOUND TO CHANGE COUNTRY'S FATE

'Q&A WITH IQBAL NANJEE'.

UAE-BASED DAMAC HOLDING FOCUSING ON REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT IN PAKISTAN

EMAAR — ENTERING PAKISTAN IN A BIG WAY...

KARACHI FINANCIAL TOWERS

PAKISTAN ON THE THRESHOLD OF REAL ESTATE BOOM

MEGA REAL ESTATE PROJECTS SET THE WHEEL OF DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY INTO MOTION

RACE COURSE GARDENS

(Issue 17, Apr 23 - 29, 2007)

IPO’S

LONG-TERM CAPITAL NEEDS BEING SERVED BY STOCK MARKET THRU IPOS

'LACK OF INCENTIVES, HARSH RULES DISCOURAGING NEW LISTINGS & IPOS'

FOREIGN INVESTORS KEEN TO BID FOR NIT

TESTING THE HEALTH OF KARACHI STOCK MARKET

JS - THE COUNTRY'S TOP ASSET MANAGERS

LISTING REGULATIONS — STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS TO GROW FARTHER

KSE: CANADIAN FUND MANAGERS EXPLORE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

MARCH 2005 CRISIS LED A FALL IN NEW LISTINGS, IPOS

WHAT IS GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?

UBL LAUNCHES MUTUAL FUNDS IN UAE

SECURITIES MARKET SEES MANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

(Issue 16, Apr 16 - 22, 2007)

HOTEL INDUSTRY

NATIVE JETTY TO FEATURE AS A TONGUE TANTALIZING FOOD STREET

VISIT PAKISTAN YEAR

HASHOO GROUP - THE PIONEER IN HOTEL INDUSTRY

SOFITEL COMES TO PAKISTAN TO ADD NEW COLORS IN HOTEL INDUSTRY

HOTEL MEHRAN, KARACHI

SHERATON HOTEL AND TOWERS - AN OVERVIEW

GRAND MERCURE KARACHI AIRPORT HOTEL

UPCOMING HOTELS IN ISLAMABAD

ISLAMABAD MARRIOTT HOTEL

PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF TOURISM & HOTEL MANAGEMENT — A PROFILE

CASH & CARRY (Issue 15, Apr 09 - 15, 2007)

MAKRO CASH AND CARRY — CHANGING LIFESTYLES...

PACE PAKISTAN LIMITED

Chen One

UTILITY STORES CORPORATION OF PAKISTAN

D - MART

(Issue 15, Apr 09 - 15, 2007)

PAKISTAN'S KEY FINANCIAL DISTRICT

MCB TOWER

I.I. CHUNDRIGAR ROAD — PAKISTAN'S FINANCIAL ARTERY

KARACHI FINANCIAL TOWERS

STANDARD CHARTERED: THE OLDEST BANKING ENTITY AT I.I.CHUNDRIGAR ROAD

I.I CHUNDRIGAR ROAD, THE BUSIEST ROAD OF KARACHI

UBL - A PROMINENT NAME IN BANKING COMMUNITY

KARACHI TO HAVE A 'NEW' FINANCIAL DISTRICT

THE FIRST FACTORING COMPANY OF PAKISTAN

I.I. CHUNDRIGAR ROAD — DEVELOPING ATTRACTION AT THE FINANCIAL HUB...

NEW JUBILEE INSURANCE (NON-LIFE)

(Issue 14, Apr 02 - 08, 2007)

MUTUAL FUNDS IN PAKISTAN

MUTUAL FUNDS CATERING TO WIDER RANGE OF CLIENTS

MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY WITNESSES PHENOMENAL GROWTH